After having a full week off, the Detroit Lions are a much healthier team. That's not necessarily saying much considering just how lengthy their injury report was before the bye week, but some key contributors are set to return this week, including wide receiver Calvin Johnson, running back Reggie Bush and offensive tackle LaAdrian Waddle.
Calvin Johnson: "It feels good to be back at almost 100 percent." Said he will play Sunday vs the Dolphins.— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) November 5, 2014
Bush and Waddle are also planning to play on Sunday, and it looks like tight end Joseph Fauria may be back as well. He finally returned to practice on Wednesday after missing an extended period of time with an ankle injury. He was unfortunately the only tight end who returned to practice, but perhaps both Fauria and Eric Ebron will end up being good to go by Sunday.
Ebron (hamstring) was running off to the side with trainers, which is a good sign he's getting closer to returning.— Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) November 5, 2014
Here's the Lions' full injury report for Wednesday:
RB Reggie Bush (ankle) - Fully practiced
WR Calvin Johnson (ankle) - Fully practiced
TE Brandon Pettigrew (foot) - Did not practice
TE Joseph Fauria (ankle) - Limited in practice
TE Eric Ebron (hamstring) - Did not practice
OT LaAdrian Waddle (concussion) - Fully practiced
DT Nick Fairley (knee) - Did not practice