Aug 15, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush (21) is tackled by Oakland Raiders free safety Charles Woodson (24) in the first quarter at Coliseum. The Raiders defeated the Lions 27-26. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

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Detroit Lions RB Reggie Bush looking to improve timing with QB Matthew Stafford after pair of drops
Justin Rogers –

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is off to an exceptional start to the preseason, completing 11-14 passes for 106 yards, two touchdowns and zero interceptions. Two of those incompletions were drops by running back Reggie Bush.

Bush’s hands have been an issue much of his eight-year career. He had the NFL’s worst drop rate among players with 50 or more targets last season, letting nine passes slip through his hands. He also fumbled five times, losing four.

Help is on the way for the Lions’ defensive line
Tim Twentyman —

Help is on the way for Ndamukong Suh, C.J. Mosley, Jason Jones, Ziggy Ansah and the rest of the Detroit Lions defensive line this season.

It is help in the form of DeAndre Levy, Stephen Tulloch and the rest of the Detroit Lions linebackers.

Cornerback Rashean Mathis wants to go out a winner, and the Lions love it
Josh Katzenstein – The Detroit News

Throughout the 2013 season, Lions cornerback Rashean Mathis said he told general manager Martin Mayhew he wanted to return to Detroit in 2014.

But it took more than a month into free agency for Mathis to reach an agreement on a one-year deal with the team that signed him last August because, after 11 seasons in the NFL, the 33-year-old thought about retiring.

Lions’ secondary starters keeping offenses in check
Carlos Monarrez — Detroit Free Press

Detroit Lions defensive backs Rashean Mathis and James Ihedigbo combined to make a big play in Saturday’s exhibition game at Oakland that might as well be carved into the secondary handbook.

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