Jim Caldwell tried to play coy, but barring something unforeseen, the Detroit Lions will have two of their biggest offensive weapons back on the field this weekend.
Calvin Johnson and Reggie Bush both took part in the Lions' first practice after the bye week Monday, and both are expected to play Sunday against the Miami Dolphins.
Johnson has missed three straight games with a high ankle sprain, while Bush did not play two of the last three weeks because of a sprained ankle.
The Lions (6-2) have won three straight.
Right tackle LaAdrian Waddle (concussion) also returned after missing the Lions' 22-21 win over the Atlanta Falcons last month in London, but tight ends Brandon Pettigrew (foot), Eric Ebron (hamstring) and Joseph Fauria (ankle) did not practice.
Caldwell was non-committal on whether any of those three would be available this week.
"Not really certain," he said. "We'll have to see. We'll put them through their paces and some guys are still being treated so toward the end of the week we'll have a little bit better idea."
With Nick Fairley out, C.J. Mosley took first-team reps at defensive tackle in his first practice back after a two-game suspension.
The Lions also made three practice-squad additions Monday, signing tight end Jordan Thompson, cornerback Trevin Wade and defensive tackle Roy Philon. They had two open practice-squad spots, and waived tight end Ifeanyi Momah to make room for Thompson.
By Dave Birkett | twincities.com | November 3, 2014