Calvin Johnson expects to be full go

Sep 29, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson (81) before the game against the Chicago Bears at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson injured his knee a couple weeks ago. Last week he played in a limited role against the Browns and is expected to play today against the Cincinnati Bengals. He will still play in a limited role, but an expanded limited role.

Rotoworld is reporting:

“Doesn’t expect to be limited today and should play a lot more,” is how Holtman described Megatron after a pre-game conversation with him. Per Holtzman, Johnson admits he’s still not 100 percent, but he’s getting close. Megatron practiced each day this week for the first time since September.

“Definitely coming along,” Johnson said, via “Doing a lot of things to get this thing right. Definitely getting better. That just shows the progress we’re having right now. It’s getting better every day.”

Head coach Jim Schwartz has been hesitant to release information regarding Johnson’s status through out the week. There is a good reason why though.

“Well, there is a reason I’m such a jerk when it comes to injury information,” Schwartz said. “I mean, I don’t do it just to be, you know, whatever the word is. I don’t do it just for that. There is a competitive advantage to knowing exactly what an opponent’s health status is.

“That’s why we don’t talk very much about stuff like that. Whether he’s full speed or not full speed, the opponents have to wait until Sunday to really find that out. That’s why we do it.”


Topics: Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions

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