Reggie Bush will start today at Philadelphia. (Photo: G. Smith/Detroit Lions)
The Lions will have both Reggie Bush and Chris Houston for today’s matchup in Philadelphia.
Both players were listed as questionable on Friday’s injury report, but will be in the starting lineup.
Houston missed last week’s Thanksgiving Day victory over the Packers because of a foot injury. He practiced all four days this week in limited fashion, however.
It’s good news for a Detroit secondary that’s already without rookie cornerback Darius Slay, who injured his knee in practice on Thursday and was downgraded from doubtful to out on Saturday.
The team signed second-year cornerback Chris Greenwood from the practice squad on Saturday to fill Slay’s roster spot, but he’ll be inactive for the game.
That means the Lions will have Houston, Rashean Mathis, Bill Bentley and Jonte Green at cornerback, with safety Don Carey able to fill a cornerback spot if needed.
Bush showed up on Wednesday’s injury report with a calf injury after practicing on Tuesday. He missed Wednesday and Thursday practices, but returned on Friday.
Joining Slay and Greenwood on the inactive list are quarterback Kellen Moore, running back Mikel Leshoure, guard Leroy Harris, guard Rodney Austin and offensive tackle Corey Hilliard.
There are no changes to the starting lineup.