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Calvin Johnson listed as questionable for Sunday’s game at Minnesota

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After not practicing all week with a persistent knee injury, Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson is listed as questionable on the club’s Friday injury report.

Johnson, 28, leads the Lions in all major receiving categories. He has played in all but one game this season.

The Lions play the Vikings in Minneapolis on Sunday in the last-ever NFL game to be played in the Metrodome.

There is precedent for a Lions player missing practice all week and then playing in a game. In fact, outside linebacker DeAndre Levy seems poised to accomplish the feat for a second consecutive week. Levy, who’s missed all three days of practice with a foot injury, is listed as probable on the injury report. He also sat out all of practice a week ago, then played against the Giants.

Overall, the Lions have 14 players on the injury report. Remarkably, every cornerback on the roster is on the report, with Chris Houston (toe / illness) and Bill Bentley (concussion) both listed as doubtful.

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13 Responses to “Calvin Johnson listed as questionable for Sunday’s game at Minnesota”
  1. carpalboss says: Dec 27, 2013 5:02 PM

    As a Vikings fan and planning on watching this game, I list myself as “Questionable”……

  2. toybkshr says: Dec 27, 2013 5:05 PM

    Why play him? Meaningless game, have him healthy for the new coaching staff.

  3. ivanpavlov0000 says: Dec 27, 2013 5:08 PM

    They should sit him. He’s hurt and the season is over for the Lions. He will want to play, but he hasn’t been practicing and thus has started to drop passes.

    I wouldn’t risk pushing his injury further. Let the healing begin. Let him be healthy for whomever is coaching him in 2014.

  4. irishgary says: Dec 27, 2013 5:13 PM

    Why would anyone think of playing this guy and risking more damage?

    Oh that’s right it’s the lions

  5. alshonbrandontandem says: Dec 27, 2013 5:13 PM

    He’s been listed as questionable all year, he’ll play. Just too bad he doesn’t have a decent qb, imagine the sick numbers he would put up.

  6. sdsmooth says: Dec 27, 2013 5:29 PM

    So let me get this straight. These two teams have exactly 2 good players between them … and neither may play?

    Can FOX schedule alternate programming?

    If no one watches an NFL game … did it really happen?

  7. staffordsyear says: Dec 27, 2013 5:36 PM

    Its life as normal when it comes to injured lions dbs.

  8. gb4mn0 says: Dec 27, 2013 5:46 PM

    All the focus of this game will come when the game is over and all the dumpster diving trailer trash lavender Larry toads pillage and loot the themselves the new living room furniture they’ve been holding out for since the announcement the metrodump would be torn down.

  9. suhcity says: Dec 27, 2013 6:46 PM

    Sit him. Don’t let that moron Linehan get him further injured in a meaningless game. Maybe our next HC and OC will know how to use him.

  10. polegojim says: Dec 27, 2013 6:56 PM

    CJ should rest up and get well for next season under a performing HC.

    No reason to risk further injury with ZERO to prove and ZERO at stake.

  11. purpleppleeaters says: Dec 27, 2013 8:26 PM

    Let the tanking for a better draft pick begin….

  12. hor2012 says: Dec 27, 2013 9:00 PM

    I smell a hold out coming pretty soon. I think he really wants to win

  13. bigjim50010 says: Dec 27, 2013 9:02 PM

    does it matter?

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