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Detroit Lions — Calvin Johnson, Reggie Bush inactive

Calvin Johnson and Reggie Bush will not be active for the Detroit Lions as they face the Atlanta Falcons at London’s Wembley Stadium today. (Kickoff at 9:30 a.m. ET, will air nationally on FOX.)

All seven inactives are from the offense.

This is the third straight game that Johnson, who has an ankle sprain, has missed. 

The Lions are 2-0 without him. Golden Tate has been solid without Johnson on the field. Also expect Corey Fuller and Jeremy Ross to be more involved in the offense.

Bush, who also has an ankle injury, played last Sunday but sat out the Oct. 12 win at Minnesota. Look for Joique Bell to carry the load with some help from Theo Riddick and George Winn.

Right tackle LaAdrian Waddle, who suffered a concussion last Sunday, is out. Garrett Reynolds will start but expect Cornelius Lucas to see some action too.

Also out are three tight ends — Brandon Pettigrew (foot), Joe Fauria (ankle) and Eric Ebron (hamstring). Fauria and Ebron were also out last week. None of the three practiced this week.

Tight end Jordan Thompson will play his second straight game. Veteran Kellen Davis, who was signed on Monday, will start.

Also inactive is quarterback Kellen Moore.

Defensive tackle C.J. Mosley was sent home on Saturday for a violation of team rules which includes a two-week suspension. This will mean a heavier load for Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley.

The Lions have a bye week on Nov. 2 which should give all the injured players extra time to heal.

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