Lions' Reggie Bush practices; he's on target to play

The Detroit News

Allen Park — Lions running back Reggie Bush (ankle) returned to practice Wednesday after sitting out all of last week, and even though he was limited, there's a good chance he'll return for Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints.

After sitting the Week 6 game against the Vikings, Bush said he'd "for sure" be available for the upcoming game against the team that drafted him second overall in 2006 before drafting Mark Ingram in 2011 and trading Bush.

Rookie outside linebacker Kyle Van Noy also practiced for the first time during the regular season Wednesday. The second-round pick underwent surgery in August for a core muscle injury, and because he started the season on injured reserve with designation for return, he couldn't practice for the first six weeks. Van Noy won't be eligible to play until Week 10.

Rookie tight end Eric Ebron (hamstring) showed up on the injury report for the first time this season and was limited.

Wide receiver Calvin Johnson (ankle), defensive end Ezekiel Ansah (toe), tight end Joseph Fauria (ankle), running back Theo Riddick (hamstring), linebacker Travis Lewis (quad) and wide receiver Jeremy Ross (ankle) were all out.

Ross' absence was a surprise, but he was running off to the side with a trainer. If he's hobbled in any way, Ryan Broyles could see an expanded role Sunday.

Ansah played through his injury in Sunday's win over the Vikings.

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