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Reggie Bush (calf) was limited to light individual during Thursday's practice.
Bush didn't have his helmet and didn't do any cutting off his troublesome calf. He'll likely be listed as a non-participant at practice for the second straight day. At this point, it looks like Bush is shaping up as a game-time call ahead of Sunday's 1pm ET start against the Eagles. Joique Bell needs to be owned in every single format just in case.
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Updating a previous item, Reggie Bush missed Wednesday's practice with a calf injury.
Bush practiced Tuesday. He either hurt himself toward the end of that session or is getting a veteran's day of rest. It could be a combination of both. Beat writers haven't sounded too concerned, but it's still very early in the week. It's going to be something to monitor the rest of the week. Bush will be in the top half of the RB1 mix for the Lions' Week 14 tilt in Philadelphia.
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The Detroit Free Press' Dave Birkett predicts Reggie Bush will have a "big day" Sunday against Tampa Bay.
We wouldn't be surprised in the last. Although Bush's playing time was reduced for surface conditions last week at Heinz Field, he returns to domed Ford Field on Sunday and could be Detroit's featured offensive player with Darrelle Revis shadowing Calvin Johnson. Fantasy owners shouldn't be the slightest big concerned with Bush's Week 11 "benching." The Lions are trying to win football games. They're currently tied with Chicago atop the NFC North.
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Reggie Bush guaranteed he won't fumble again this season.
Bush has lost two fumbles in the last three games and could've lost another one if the Steelers had challenged a play Sunday. That, combined with slippery footing at Heinz Field, landed him a spot on the bench. Bush says it's just a matter of focus. "That just comes with me mentally, constantly reminding myself, all week throughout practice, of making sure I'm high and tight -- whether I'm going through the hole or whether it's after practice [and] I'm doing a couple extra drills. Just little things like that," he said. "Those are the things that will help me to make sure that doesn't happen again. And it won't happen again." Bush is more than safe to ride as a RB1 on the fast track of Ford Field against the Bucs Sunday.
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Speaking Tuesday, Reggie Bush disagreed with coach Jim Schwartz's assertion that he wasn't a "mudder" who could have success in inclement weather conditions.
That was Schwartz's reasoning for benching Bush in a soupy Heinz Field on Sunday. Bush believes the "opposite" is true, and that the rough conditions would have helped him keep the Steelers "off balance." We strongly agree with Bush, despite the fact that he lost his footing 2-3 times before he was pulled. Bush has had success in soggy conditions before, and keeping one of your top playmakers on the sideline is always a recipe for failure. Bush is locked in as an RB1 for Week 12 against the Bucs.
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Coach Jim Schwartz insisted Monday Reggie Bush was not benched for fumbling in Detroit's Week 11 loss to Pittsburgh.
Schwartz said Bush's scaled-back snaps had "nothing to do" with his loose ball, explaining the Lions wanted to work in Joique Bell and Theo Riddick more in that particular game because they believed Bush wouldn't run as well on the Heinz Field tundra. "Reggie in horse racing wouldn't be called a mudder," said Schwartz. "He's an explosively quick guy. He's better on a fast track." The Lions return home to their "fast track" in Week 12 versus the Bucs.
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The Detroit News confirms that Reggie Bush was benched -- not injured -- in Sunday's loss at Pittsburgh.
After losing one fumble and getting away with another one when the Steelers failed to challenge, Bush took a backseat to Joique Bell. In fact, the Detroit News suggests that Bush might not have played at all in the second half if Bell didn't tweak his foot. When asked about why he wasn't playing, Bush said this: "Probably because I fumbled the ball. You turn the ball over, that's what happens. I've been in this league long enough to know that. There is nobody to blame but myself." Owners shouldn't panic. Bush is among the most valuable offensive pieces in the league and is virtually guaranteed to be back in the starting lineup against the Bucs in Week 12.