Sam LaPorta limited during Thursday's practice.

The Lions transitioned from a walkthrough practice on Wednesday to a regular practice on Thursday, and one starter's participation level reduced as a result.

Tight end Sam LaPorta was expected to be a full participant in practice on Wednesday, but he only attended a limited session on Thursday. LaPorta injured his knee in Week 18, but he returned and grabbed a touchdown in last Sunday's victory over the Rams.

The only two changes from the first week's report were linebacker Alex Anzalone (shoulder, ribs) going from restricted to full participation and center Frank Ragnow (knee, back, toe, rest) going from not practicing to full participation.

Wide receiver Kalif Raymond (knee) was the only player on the active roster who did not play full time, aside from LaPorta.

The Philadelphia Eagles have signed former Pittsburgh Steelers tackle Le'Raven Clark to a reserve/future contract, the team announced on Thursday. Clark was released by the Steelers in August and spent the remainder of the season on the Eagles' practice squad.

Clark was one of the first cuts made by the Steelers on August 28, when the team began to reduce its roster from 90 to 53 players, giving the vested veteran a few days to find a 53-man landing spot because he was not required to clear waivers. Clark was unable to do so and returned to Philadelphia, where he played in 2021. 

On March 24, the Steelers signed Clark with the apparent aim of using him as the team's swing backup tackle.That strategy began to unravel when the team selected Broderick Jones in the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft. 

 It continued when Clark failed to impress throughout training camp. He played 89 preseason snaps over three weeks and had a 57.3 rating from Pro Football Focus.

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