The Lions close out Week 15 with a Monday night matchup against the Ravens and the expectation is that running back Reggie Bush will be a big part of their attempt to emerge with a win.
Bush was listed as questionable on the team’s final injury report last week and missed the Week 14 loss to the Eagles after aggravating a calf injury before the game, but it seems that he’s healed up well enough to get back on the field. After Bush returned to practice late in the week, word out of Detroit was that he should be in the lineup and Adam Schefter added to those reports on ESPN on Monday morning.
Schefter reported that the team expects Bush to handle his normal workload against Baltimore. Bush has averaged just under 20.5 touches a game this season, so a return to his usual role should mean that we get to hear Jon Gruden refer to him as “this guy” or “that guy” fairly often.
The Lions aren’t expected to have cornerbacks Chris Houston or Darius Slay on Monday night and defensive end Ziggy Ansah is questionable with a shoulder injury, so anything Bush and Joique Bell can do to keep the clock moving and the ball in Detroit’s hands should be welcomed by a shorthanded defense.