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Lions injury update: Haloti Ngata, Joique Bell activated

Haloti Ngata was removed from the NFI list and Joique Bell from the PUP list, and both appear ready to be back with the team before Week 1.

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As the Lions work to make the first round of cuts a reality, the injury news continued to roll in. Once again, it came in the form of positive news. Haloti Ngata, Detroit's big offseason acquisition, has been sidelined all summer on the Non-Football Injury (NFI) list; likewise, Joique Bell has been on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list. Both were officially taken off their respective lists on Monday, and both are expected to be back at practice the same day. Per Tim Twentyman:

This is welcome news for the Detroit Lions, who look to Bell to build off his previous season at running back and Ngata to fill in for defensive line losses. They may not be available for the final preseason game against the Buffalo Bills on Thursday, but the schedule for return seems to indicate that both will be starting for Detroit in Week 1 of the NFL season, pending any unforeseen setbacks.