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Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush will be out in this afternoon’s matchup with the Washington Redskins after injuring his knee last week.
A few days ago I posted an article discussing the Detroit Lions need of Bush to have a successful season. This week they just might be able to get by without him.
The Redskins were blown out last week by the Green Bay Packers 38-20. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers gave his team a 38-7 lead by the third quarter and the rest was garbage time. Rodgers totaled 480 yards passing with four touchdowns on a secondary that Matthew Stafford should not have a problem exploiting.
Could last year’s Redskin playoff team be already this bad? Well the Lions had a similar falloff from 2011 to 2012 so fans know all too well how the mighty can fall.
After a full offseason of preparation the NFL has better learned how to contain Washington’s offense. However, quarterback Robert Griffin III has not been the same player. Griffin who had 815 yards rushing last season has only one yard in his first two games back from knee surgery.
Griffin insists that his knee is 100% but it has yet to show on the field. Unless Griffin can become the stud he was last year the Lions have a good shot to win this game.
Stafford has started out hot this season against two decent defenses in the Vikings and Cardinals. While the Reskins can bring pressure on the edge with pass rushers Brian Orakpo and Ryan Kerrigan they have shown a plethora of problems elsewhere.
The Redskins defense ranks dead last in rushing yards allowed, and 23rd in passing yards allowed. In week one the Philadelphia Eagles posted 33 in Washington while the Packers followed with an even more impressive barrage.
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While the Lions have listed running back Reggie Bush (knee) as questionable for this Sunday’s game against the Redskins, Detroit may end up holding him out, according to ProFootballTalk.com. Per a league source, the Lions may opt to play it safe with Bush. They want him to be available for the long haul, and so they’re inclined to give him a week off to heal before putting...
Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush, hampered by an injured left knee, returned for at least the first part of Friday's practice.
How his knee responds to that workout likely will determine whether Bush is in the lineup for Sunday's game at Washington.
It's certainly an encouraging sign that he got back on the field, but defensive tackle Nick Fairley (shoulder) came...
Reggie Bush is a bit injury prone and the Lions knew that when they signed him. Bush has still been a huge asset to the offense, so his long term health is the most important focus of the team.
Pro Football Talk is reporting that the Lions may rest Bush, who is nursing a knee injury.
The Lions have listed him as questionable. and reports say they may shut Bush down for a week rather...
Reggie Bush begged and pleaded and did all he could to get on the field, but in the end Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz decided his running back just wasn’t healthy enough to play.-DetroitFreePress.com
Reggie Bush was held out by coaches in Detroit’s 27-20 victory but according to the running back he could have suited up. Bush says he will be able to go next week against...
Reggie Bush begged and pleaded and did all he could to get on the field but in the end Lions coach Jim Schwartz decided his running back just wasn’t healthy enough to play.
Bush was inactive for Sunday afternoon’s 27-20 victory at Washington a week after spraining his left knee in a loss to the Arizona Cardinals.
He said he would play next week against the Chicago Bears.
Detroit running back Reggie Bush says he will play against Chicago in Week 4.Fantasy Spin:The Lions tailback tried to get the team to let him play this week, but they played it cautiously and made him inactive. Joique Bell did a good job as his replacement, rushing for 63 yards and a score and catching four balls for an additional 69 yards in the Lions win over Washington.
Reggie Bush wants to play in the Lions Week 3 match-up against the Washington Redskins but the team is holding him out.
Bush would have had a chance to feast on a Redskins defense which has been tortured in the seasons first two games.
Due to knee injury, Lions RB Reggie Bush is not expected to play today vs. Washington. He is expected to play next week.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter...
Lions running back Reggie Bush (knee) returned to practice on Friday and we now expect him to play on Sunday.Fantasy Spin:The running back has always been "optimistic" for Sunday's game against the Redskins. Beware, however, that he might split the time with Joique Bell more evenly than in past weeks. Bell has shared practice reps with the first team the past three days.
Reggie Bush – Questionable: Despite owners being thrilled to see that he returned to practice and impressed during the end of the week, there’s word surfacing out of Detroit that the Lions may hold out their prized back just to give him more time to rest. – and why not? Joique Bell has done well with the opportunities he’s been presented so far this year and the Lions likely...
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Lions running back Reggie Bush is expected to sit Sunday against the Redskins.Fantasy Spin:Bush is dealing with a knee injury that isn't overly serious, but the Lions are being cautious with the brittle Bush so he doesn't worsen the ailment. Joique Bell is an RB2 in standard leagues and could even produce RB1 numbers in PPR leagues.
Lions running back Reggie Bush wants to play on Sunday. The Lions may not let him play.
Bush has a knee injury and the Lions have listed him as questionable. Technically a 50-50 proposition the scales could tilt toward shutting him down for Week Three.
It’s Week 3 of the NFL season and injuries are certainly leaving their mark, whether it is on the field itself or a fantasy roster. Here are...
The Washington Redskins have had all sorts of trouble on defense this season. That did not change on Sunday against the Detroit Lions.
Reggie Bush was not playing for the Lions but same old same old for the Redskins. Joique Bell took advantage of the situation and trucked over four Redskin defenders.
Trucked, plowed, ran over. You name it. He did it.
Detroit Lions Detroit Lions wide receiver Nate Burleson broke his arm in two places in a single-car accident and will have surgery Tuesday. The lions issued a statement and say no alcohol was involved in the incident.
The injury reports have been filed and player availability for Week 3 has become more clear. We take a look at player designations and practice participation levels to get the best idea of who’s playing this week and who isn’t. Updates will still filter in as Saturday goes on, especially for the GTD (Game Time Decision) folks. So let’s take a look at the guys who have all of...