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Detroit Lions RT LaAdrian Waddle Photo: A Healthier Michigan via Flickr

The Detroit Lions got a couple of starters back in uniform, activating RT LaAdrian Waddle and DE Jason Jones from the PUP list. Waddle was sidelined all off-season after tearing his ACL late last season. Jones has missed time since undergoing knee surgery in the off-season.

Waddle returning gives Detroit’s offensive line a much needed boost after losing starting RG Larry Warford to a high ankle sprain in the Lions second preseason game. Warford has been given no timetable to return but hopes are he’ll be ready to go week one. Waddle will assume the starting RT role with Cornelius Lucas backing up both tackle spots.

Jason Jones slides back into the Lions starting DE role which has been occupied by 3rd year pro Devin Taylor.

Taylor and Lucas are expected to start the Lions 3rd preseason game while the Lions bring Waddle and Jones along slowly. Still it’s a good sign that the Lions are getting healthier when other teams are fighting against the injury bug.