Calvin Johnson not present at practice on Thursday


As the Lions began their penultimate practice of the season, their top wide receiver was not among the on-field participants.

Calvin Johnson, who’s dealt with a knee injury for much of the season, was not seen at practice early on Thursday, Tim Twentyman of reported.

Johnson also missed practice on Wednesday.

In spite of the injury, Johnson has played to his high standard this season, catching 84 passes for 1,492 yards and 12 touchdowns. The question now is whether he’ll suit up for the Lions’ season finale at Minnesota with Detroit eliminated from postseason contention.

Lions coach Jim Schwartz indicated Wednesday that Johnson could be a game-time decision, Twentyman said.