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Lions CB Houston returns vs. Saints after injuring shoulder

NEW ORLEANS -- Detroit Lions cornerback Chris Houston injured his shoulder during Saturday night's wild-card playoff game against the Saints, but he later returned to the field.

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The Lions announced that Houston was questionable to return after his injury late in the first quarter as he pursued Jed Collins following the fullback's short reception. But Houston was back in the game late in the first half.

Houston didn't play when the Lions lost 31-17 in New Orleans on Dec. 4. Detroit had hoped his return would shore up a pass defense that was bound to be challenged by record-setting quarterback Drew Brees.

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