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UPDATED: Detroit Lions early notes: Calvin Johnson, Reggie Bush ready to play Sunday

ALLEN PARK — As expected, Calvin Johnson and Reggie Bush said they will play on Sunday against the Miami Dolphins.

Both missed the Lions’ last game on Oct. 26 in London. Johnson has been out for three games with a sprained ankle and said he’s “almost 100 percent.” He clarified by saying no one is 100 percent halfway through the season.

— Of the Lions’ three tight ends who have been injured, only Joe Fauria (ankle)  practiced on Wednesday in the portion open to the media.

Eric Ebron (hamstring) was running along the sidelines, while Brandon Pettigrew (foot) was watching the tight end drills. None of the three played in the Lions’ last game on Oct. 26 at London. Also, none of them practiced on Monday.

It’s uncertain who will be back on Sunday.

“We’ll kind of see how it goes,’’ Jim Caldwell said. “The guys are getting better, they are working at it. One or two may not come along as quickly as you’d think.’’ 

Caldwell said they will know more in the next few days. Kellen Davis, who was signed the day the team left for London, is still on the roster.

— Linebacker Stephen Tulloch, who is recovering from ACL surgery, said he’s doing fine but didn’t want to speak at length to the media.

— Fourth-round pick Nevin Lawson is still wearing an orthopedic boot on his left foot after surgery on Sept. 14 when he dislocated his foot during the game at Carolina. He is still unable to walk on the foot. Caldwell said he’s confident Lawson will eventually be fine.

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