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Bush (ankle) was a limited participant in practice Thursday, Kyle Meinke of reports.

In his return to practice, Bush had some restrictions in his activity, but his mere presence raises the hope that he'll suit up Sunday against the Vikings. While his status may clear up by week's end, the Lions' backfield is populated by Joique Bell, who has averaged 20 rushes and 2.7 catches per game over the last three contests. Consequently, Bush will likely play second fiddle to Bell for the second week in a row.

Reggie Bush RB DET 3 Months

Bush (ankle) returned to practice Thursday, the Detroit Free Press reports.

A sprained ankle forced an absence from drills Wednesday, but Bush's presence in any capacity forecasts active status for Sunday's game against the Vikings. Meanwhile, his backfield mate, Joique Bell, has played the part of a workhorse back over the past three games, averaging 20 carries and 2.7 receptions per outing. Consequently, even if Bush takes the field in Week 15, his snaps could cap his touches to the 12, including eight carries, received this past Sunday against the Buccaneers.

Reggie Bush RB DET 3 Months

Bush (ankle/back) didn't practice Wednseday, Dave Birkett of Detroit Free Press reports.

In his return to action from a three-game absence Sunday, Bush managed 12 touches, which was nearly doubled by Joique Bell's 23. While Bush remains the starting running back, when active, the Lions appear to be managing his reps with a watchful eye in order to avoid a setback. In any case, owners should watch his status closely as the weekend approaches.

Reggie Bush RB DET 3 Months

Bush (ankle/back) remains atop the Lions' depth chart at the running back position, Justin Rogers of reports.

Fellow running back Joique Bell was on the field for the first snap last week and received the bulk of the work in the Lions' backfield, but it appears the Lions were simply easing Bush back into action after a month off. Bush received 12 touches last Sunday, and with a game under his belt, that number could increase this week.

Reggie Bush RB DET 3 Months

Bush (ankle/back) had eight carries for 26 yards and four catches for eight yards in Sunday's 34-17 win over the Buccaners.

Bush had 12 touches in his first action since Week 10, but he wasn't able to do much with his opportunities. His lack of success was even more apparent when compared with backfield mate Joique Bell, who had 133 total yards and two touchdowns on 23 touches. Bush may start to get more opportunities as he gets his game legs back, but he seems to be firmly behind Bell in the pecking order at running back.

Reggie Bush RB DET 3 Months

Bush (ankle/back) is active for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers, Michael Rothstein of reports.

Active for the first time since Week 10, Bush is expected to start at running back, but his potential is capped due to the presence of Joique Bell. Bush will aim to bust out of his timeshare against a Tampa Bay defense that has allowed 4.1 YPC and three rushing touchdowns to running backs over the last four contests.

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Bush (ankle) is probable for Sunday's game against Tampa Bay.

It's hard to buy in to Bush as much more than a flex-type of play in PPR formats given the rust potential after missing five of the last seven games, but he practiced fully all week and appears to be truly healthy going into Sunday. Despite his steadiness, Joique Bell has been a bit sluggish as a runner, so Bush could earn a prominent role once again if he performs adequately. His return figures to primarily harm Theo Riddick's fantasy value, however.

Reggie Bush RB DET 3 Months

Head coach Jim Caldwell said Friday morning that Bush (ankle) "feels really good."

Bush is on track to return to action this week after practicing fully the last two days, and Caldwell's comments indicate he should be at or near 100 percent. Caldwell said Thursday that Bush would reclaim the starting running back job when healthy, so it's looking likely Bush will be on the field for the Lions' first possession Sunday against the Buccaneers.

Reggie Bush RB DET 3 Months

Coach Jim Caldwell stated Thursday that Bush will resume his role as the starting running back when he returns to action, Kyle Meinke of reports.

After logging a full practice Wednesday, Bush is on track to suit up Sunday versus the Buccaneers, but his ultimate workload is to be determined, especially due to Joique Bell's success in Bush's place. In his ninth professional season, Bush is averaging a career-low 3.6 YPC but has salvaged his seven appearances with 26 receptions (on 35 targets) for 169 yards.

Reggie Bush RB DET 3 Months

Bush (ankle/back) practiced in full Wednesday, the Lions' official site reports.

Despite an uncapped showing in drills, Bush has merely suited up twice since Week 5, making him a difficult option to trust in a backfield that boasts Joique Bell. At the very least, Bush should act as a pass-catching threat Sunday against the Buccaneers, but his ultimate workload may not live up to the the expectations of owners embroiled in the fantasy playoffs.