Two ex-Saints to serve as Lions captains

Josh Katzenstein
The Detroit News

Allen Park — Two Lions players will have a chance to greet former teammates during the coin toss before Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints.

Coach Jim Caldwell said Friday running back Reggie Bush will be the captain for the offense and safety Isa Abdul-Quddus will represent the special teams.

Safety James Ihedigbo will be the defensive captain.

The Saints drafted Bush second overall in 2006, and he played there before being traded to the Miami Dolphins in 2011. After two seasons in Miami, Bush signed with the Lions last year.

Abdul-Quddus' career started in New Orleans as an undrafted free agent in 2011, and he played there until last season. The Lions claimed him off waivers in February.

The Lions play the Saints at Ford Field Sunday at 1 p.m.