Lions receiver Calvin Johnson missed two games and many practices last season because of a knee injury, and he had surgery on the knee after the season. He also had a surgical procedure to repair an injured finger.
But Johnson was on the field at the Lions’ Organized Team Activities today and said he felt just fine.
“I feel pretty good right now,” Johnson told FOX Sports Detroit. “I’m out here working, taking all my reps for the most part. Knee’s feeling good, hand’s feeling good. I can’t complain.”
The knee didn’t appear to slow Johnson down: He caught 84 passes for 1,492 yards and 12 touchdowns, with a career-high average of 17.8 yards a catch. But he said today that the buildup of fluid in his knee was bothering him throughout the season.
“It was bad enough where I had to get it drained every week,” Johnson said. “The finger, it was stuck at 90 degrees. It’s good to have those things freed up right now.”
Even at less than 100 percent, Johnson was a first-team All-Pro last season. A healthy Megatron for 16 games would go a long way toward turning around Detroit’s fortunes.