The Lions have relied mainly on Bell and Riddick this season, and the team ranks 30th in the NFL with an average of 81.7 rushing yards.
Reggie Bush is inactive and will miss his third straight game when the Detroit Lions take on the Chicago Bears.
“Nobody’s happier than us that our game’s on Thursday,” quarterback Matthew Stafford said.
Bush posted and retweeted more than a dozen messages on Twitter regarding the grand jury’s decision not to charge police officer Darren Wilson.
Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi will put 15 to 20 percent fewer plays on the call sheet for Sunday’s game.
“You can’t get caught up in that stuff,” Bush said. “They’re just waiting for you to hit them because they want to sue you.”
The current dynamic of the Detroit Lions locker room reminds safety Glover Quin of his last two years with the Houston Texans.
Reggie Bush missed practice Wednesday and would not say whether he expects to play when the Lions face the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.
This week should be a slightly less stressful one for Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi.
Bush, who missed Detroit’s last game, said he will play Sunday and admitted playing his former team gives him some extra fire.