The Lions activated running back Shawn Bryson from the Physically Unable to Perform list Monday and he was out on the field for most of the first installment of two-a-day practices. Bryson has rehabbed from the surgery he had to repair a torn ACL in his left knee last October. "It feels good," Bryson told the Detroit News. "I haven't put the pads on since October. It feels good to be running around a little bit."
The Lions project Bryson to get a lot of work this season as James Stewart's backup. Head coach Steve Mariucci likes to use a lot of running backs and will probably make use of Bryson's soft hands and fleet feet on third downs.