Practice Report: RB Reggie Bush back

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- After missing practice the past two days, Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush returned to the field Friday -- just as he said he would when he spoke to the media Thursday.

Bush participated in drills during the open portion of practice. That he was out there and moving around fairly well bodes well for his chances to play Sunday.

He wasn't the only player to return for the Lions on Friday. Safety Don Carey (hamstring) and linebacker Ashlee Palmer (ankle) also were back at practice.

In another good sign, defensive tackle Nick Fairley practiced for the third straight day.

Right tackle Jason Fox (groin), wide receiver Patrick Edwards (ankle) and safety Louis Delmas (knee) were not at practice Friday. Defensive end Jason Jones (knee) was there but didn't have his helmet, so he wasn't practicing.

Jones and Delmas missing Friday practices is the norm. Fox and Edwards have not practiced all week, and Edwards told me Thursday he wasn't sure if he was going to be playing Sunday.

If he doesn't go, expect to see more of Kris Durham and Ryan Broyles, who hasn't been active all season.