The Detroit Lions got a sliver of good news today. Wide receiver Calvin Johnson is at practice but in a very limited role according to the Detroit Free Press’ Dave Birkett. Johnson is wearing a brace on his right knee. Johnson took part in position drills but didn’t participate in skeleton offense.
Calvin Johnson returned to #Lions practice today w/brace on right knee. Very limited. Took part in position drills, not in skeleton offense
— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) October 10, 2013
There was a report from ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter earlier on Thursday. Johnson is still dealing with swelling in his knee, but he said he was unlikely to practice this week. Since we know now that he is actually practicing, that makes it more likely that he plays this sunday against Green Bay. It certainly isn’t a guarantee that he will play and if he is on your fantasy pay attention to his status.
Lions WR Calvin Johnson has swelling in knee and is not likely to practice this week. HC Jim Schwartz said Johnson will be gametime decision
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 10, 2013