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BREAKING: Reggie Bush inactive today at Washington

Posted Sep 22, 2013

After suffering a knee injury last week at Arizona, RB Reggie Bush is inactive for Detroit

Reggie BushRB Reggie Bush (Photo: G. Smith/Detroit Lions)

The Detroit Lions had just 90 total yards of offense and failed to convert a first down without dynamic running back Reggie Bush in the second half of last week's loss to Arizona.

Let's hope the Lions figured out their problems this week at practice because they'll be without Bush in Washington today. He is inactive with that left knee injury.

Bush injured the knee in the second quarter last week after a taking a helmet to the knee after a 26-yard reception. He returned briefly, but was ineffective and later admitted he shouldn't have come back into the game.

"It's going to be a collective decision," Bush said Thursday when asked if he would play or not. "It's going to be the doctors, the trainers, the coach, me, we're all going to make a decision together as to whether they feel like I can go. And if I can't go, then so be it, I'll definitely be ready for next weekend."

That's now the plan for the Lions and Bush. He'll sit out this week and get him ready for next week's division game at home vs. Chicago.

Running back Mikel Leshoure is active today for the first time with Bush out. Leshoure and rookie Theo Riddick should have an increased role today, with Joique Bell starting.

Also active for the first time today is receiver Ryan Broyles, who's coming off an ACL tear suffered Dec. 2 last year.

Broyles gives Stafford another weapon in the pass game with starting receiver Patrick Edwards already ruled out with an ankle injury.

The team will also have the services of defensive tackle Nick Fairley, who is active after missing last week's game with a right shoulder injury. His return will certainly strengthen a defensive line that could have its hand full with Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III and their edge rushing attack.

Joining Bush and Edwards on the inactive list today is right tackle Jason Fox, safety Don Carey, guard Leroy Harris, defensive end Devin Taylor and quarterback Kellen Moore.

Corey Hilliard will start at right tackle for a second consecutive week.