It’s not quite judgment day for all the injured running backs we’ve tracked this week, but it’s getting close. Missing three straight days of practice usually means there’s no chance for Sunday.
Luckily for Lions fans (and fantasy owners), Jahvid Best returned to work on Friday, according to MLive.com’s Tom Kowalski. Best is “expected to start” against the Packers despite his turf toe injury. His normal role could be reduced after missing Wednesday and Thursday’s practice.
Defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch (back) missed practice, but is expected to suit up. Wide receiver Nate Burleson (ankle) looks likely to be out.