Good news for the Lions as running back Reggie Bush (calf) and cornerback Chris Houston (knee) will start today at Philadelphia. They were both listed as questionable on Friday’s injury report.
Obviously the offense is different without Bush, who has missed just one game this season.
Houston’s presence is crucial because rookie cornerback Darius Slay, who injured his knee in practice this week, was ruled out on Saturday.
Cornerback Chris Greenwood was signed off the practice squad on Saturday to beef up the secondary, but he is inactive. To make room for him wide receiver/returned Micheal Spurlock was released. Jeremy Ross has taken over the return duties.
Along with Slay and Greenwood, other inactives for the Lions are: guard Leroy Harris, tackle Corey Hilliard, running back Mikel Leshoure, quarterback Kellen Moore and guard Rodney Austin.
For the Eagles, linebacker Najee Goode (hamstring) and safety Earl Wolff (knee) are out, along with quarterback Matt Barkley, cornerback Curtis Marsh, running back Matthew Tucker, tackle Matt Tobin and tackle Dennis Kelly.
The Lions (7-5) are atop the NFC North while the Eagles (7-5) are in the run for a playoff berth also.