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Calvin Johnson misses practice for Lions

After last Sundays loss to the Packers, Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson said that he was close to playing before the decision was made to sit out with a knee injury and that he anticipated making a quick return to the field.

Hes doing a little bit better every day, and if we can get him back out there he got out on the practice field a little bit last week but wasnt able to go, Schwartz said, via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. Last year, he dealt with a lot of things and was able to be productive on a Sunday. If he can this Sunday, well get him back out there, but we probably wont make that determination until later in the week, whether hes going to play. Whether he gets back on the practice field or not, [that] determination may not even come until Sunday. Well just have to see how it goes. But hes improving.

Source: Josh Alper, NBC Sports Pro Football Talk


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