The Bills will get RB Marshawn Lynch back for their preseason finale against the Lions Thursday night.
Lynch has missed nearly three weeks with a sore ankle after suffering the injury in the Bills' first preseason game against the Redskins.
Lynch split carries in '09 with RB Fred Jackson, rushing for 450 yards and two touchdowns in 13 games and six starts. Jackson was also hurt against Washington, breaking a bone in his left hand. He wore a brace protecting his hand and returned to practice Tuesday on a limited basis.
Rookie RB C.J. Spiller had his role accelerated by playing with the starters. Spiller has looked good this preseason and will likely split carries with the veteran Lynch in the season opener against the Dolphins with Jackson's status for the game uncertain.
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