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Titus Young back with Lions

Titus Young, Antoine Winfield

Detroit Lions wide receiver Titus Young, right, tries to break a tackle by Minnesota Vikings cornerback Antoine Winfield after making a reception during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Genevieve Ross)


On Tuesday, Lions coach Jim Schwartz said that wide receiver Titus Young could “potentially” miss the rest of the season after being sent home for behaving badly during the team’s Week 11 loss to the Packers.

The potential must not have been all that great. Young is back with the Lions on Wednesday and taking part in practice with the team.

Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports that Young didn’t go back to his old place in the pecking order upon his return to the field. Young had a spot in the back row during stretching after spending time in the front row before the team told him he should find another way to spend his days. He also went last during wide receiver drills and played with the second-team offense in the portion of practice open to the media.

We’ll hear from Schwartz later about whether Young is in line for a return to the 46-man roster for games. Schwartz said Tuesday that Young would be judged on what he did upon his return to the team, a judgment that can begin now that Young’s exile has come to an end.