Running back Marshawn Lynch looks ready to return from the ankle injury that's kept him out since the preseason opener Aug. 13 at Washington.
Lynch was able to take part in conditioning drills following Monday's walk-through practice, and coach Chan Gailey said he planned on using him against the Lions.
"He did running afterwards and kept up with everybody else, which is important, but we'll know a lot more [today] when we have a real practice," the coach said.
Lynch will attempt to keep the RB competition competitive but C.J. Spiller is turning in dazzling performances.