ALLEN PARK — Lions running back Joique Bell did not participate in practice today (Wednesday) while Reggie Bush, who was out last week, was working.
Bell had his best game this season in the loss at Arizona with 115 combined yards — 85 rushing.
Also Calvin Johnson did not practice. It’s probably just a rest day. The wide receiver didn’t practice last Wednesday either.
Earlier on Wednesday, Johnson said his ankle was fine. Also he said he had a minor cut on his elbow that was no big deal.
Also out were defensive end Jason Jones, right guard Larry Warford and defensive tackle Nick Fairley.
Rookie wide receiver TJ Jones practiced for the first time since the spring. He’s coming off a shoulder injury and was on the reserve physically unable to perform list.
In preparation for Sunday’s game at Foxborough, Mass., the Lions turned off the heat and opened the vents in the indoor practice facility. Couldn’t see your breath, but it was probably in the 40s in there.
The Boston forecast for Sunday is a high of 48 degrees with a 50-percent chance of rain.