Trio of Detroit Lions starters trending toward returning to action against Tampa Bay

Detroit Lions practice report was filled with good news Wednesday as guard Larry Warford, offensive tackle Riley Reiff and running back Reggie Bush were all listed as full participants from the afternoon session.

Typically, players returning from injuries are limited when they start practicing again, so there’s reason to believe all three starters will return to the lineup when the Lions (8-4) host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-10) this Sunday.

Warford has been out of action since injuring his knee against the Miami Dolphins on Nov. 9. Reiff missed just one game after going down with a knee injury on the team’s first offensive snap against New England Nov. 23.

Bush, who has been in and out of the lineup the past two months with an ankle injury, was a full practice participant for the first time since Nov. 7.

The Lions only limited participant Wednesday was wide receiver Calvin Johnson, who has been working with a reduced practice workload much of the season since suffering a high ankle sprain in September.

Here’s the Lions’ full injury report for Wednesday:

RB Reggie Bush (ankle/back) – Fully practiced

WR Calvin Johnson (ankle) – Limited in practice

OT Riley Reiff (knee) – Fully practiced

OG Larry Warford (knee) – Fully practiced

DT Nick Fairley (knee) – Did not practice

Take note that running back Reggie Bush also practiced without any limitations. Perhaps this is a sign that he is finally ready to return — for real this time. I know there has been a lot of conflicting information on him in recent weeks with him continuing to miss games, but it would be surprising if Bush doesn’t play this week if he continues to fully practice.