Coach Jim Caldwell says Lions to use both Reggie Bush and Theo Riddick

Tuesday October 28th, 2014

The Detroit Lions will use both Reggie Bush and Theo Riddick going forward, coach Jim Caldwell told reporters Tuesday.

When asked about splitting snaps between the two running backs, Caldwell responded, “That’s a problem we hope we have.”

Bush plans to return against the Miami Dolphins after the Lions’ bye week. He has missed two games this season, including Sunday’s match in London against the Atlanta Falcons, due to ankle injuries.

Riddick has been filling Bush's role in the latter's absence. In the Lions’ comeback victory over the Falcons, Riddick had eight receptions for 74 yards and one touchdown, including a one-handed catch for 20 yards that set up the game-winning field goal.

The Lions have also continued to use Joique Bell, who regularly relieves Bush, on the ground. Bell has 313 rushing yards and three rushing touchdowns so far this season. 

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The Lions are first in the NFC North with a record of 6-2. They have a bye this week before playing the Dolphins at home on Nov. 9. 

- Danielle Zhu

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