Sep 29, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Chicago Bears offensive tackle Jordan Mills (67) blocks Detroit Lions defensive end Willie Young (79) during the fourth quarter at Ford Field. The Lions won 40-32. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

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Reggie Bush fulfilling his potential with Detroit Lions
Dan Hanzus – NFL.com

Reggie Bush arrived in the NFL as one of the most hyped college prospects of his generation.

Bush never matched those sky-high expectations with the New Orleans Saints, and a two-year stay with the Miami Dolphins similarly offered mixed results. No one ever described Bush as a bust, but no one would say he was a running back who had realized his potential.

That seems to have changed in Bush’s eighth pro season. Bush has found an offense that suits him with the Detroit Lions, and his performance this season has summoned memories of his dominant run with the USC Trojans.

Detroit Lions’ Dominic Raiola tired of seeing ‘full moons’ in Green Bay
Carlos Monarrez – Detroit Free Press

Lions center Dominic Raiola has seen a lot of losses in Green Bay over his 13-year career. He also has seen a lot of — well, let’s just say he has seen plenty of other things.

Packers fans have a tradition of standing near the stadium parking lot and mooning the opposing team’s buses as they leave Lambeau Field. Raiola said playfully he might consider turning the other cheek when the Lions visit the Packers on Sunday.

“Going there — I go before the buses go there — maybe I should go moon somebody this week on the way there in the car that we take early,” he said.

New Detroit Lions WR Kevin Ogletree hits playbook hard, eyes debut vs Packers
Kyle Meinke – MLive.com

Kevin Ogletree was surprisingly cut by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday, then agreed to sign with the Detroit Lions just two days later.

It has been a whirlwind week for the receiver, and that means he has some studying to do if he plans to play Sunday against the Green Bay Packers.

And given Detroit’s depth crisis at receiver, he does.

Lions’ Jason Fox works with first-team offense, might return vs. Packers
Chris McCosky – The Detroit News

Lions coach Jim Schwartz gave it the old, “Who are you going to trust, me or your lying eyes?” Thursday when asked about right tackle Jason Fox returning to the starting lineup Sunday.

“I don’t comment on the depth chart,” he said. “I will let you read into it or comment on that. I’d caution you on the stuff you are watching in practice.”

Fair enough. What we saw in the early portion of practice was Fox working with the first-team offense. That doesn’t mean he ran with the first unit all of practice and it doesn’t mean definitively that he will return to the starting lineup in Green Bay.

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