Good news, bad news for the Lions this morning.
Quarterback Matthew Stafford “moved well” during the portion of practice open to Lions media, according to Nicholas Cotsonika of the Detroit Free Press.
The initial Week 6 impressions on wide receiver Calvin Johnson were less encouraging. Cotsonika noted that Johnson was “hobbling and not participating” in practice.
Stafford missed last week’s loss to the Steelers with a right knee injury and was capably replaced by Daunte Culpepper. Johnson went down during the Steelers game, also with a right knee.
Earlier in the week, Lions coach Jim Schwartz deemed Johnson’s injury not “significant.” In current parlance “significant” seems to indicate long-term or season ending. “Not significant” doesn’t necessarily mean minor, however. At least that’s what I’m getting.
The Lions play Green Bay this weekend. Schwartz is supposed to speak today around 4 p.m. and we’ll update as needed.