Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson is active against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday. There was some concern because he missed practices this week, but there was never any real doubt that he would play on Sunday.
Tim Twentyman of the team’s website reported that Johnson was dealing with some “maintenance issues.” It were those issues that kept him out of practice, not an injury. It could however be related to a knee injury he suffered earlier in this season.
The Steelers are expecting a tough match up and safety Ryan Clark praised Johnson earlier in the week.
“He’s the best receiver I’ve ever seen,” Clark said, via the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “He’s a combination of all the greats in one. He has the long speed and jumping ability of a Randy Moss, but he’s able to run after the catch like Steve Smith and has the hands like Jerry Rice. You put all those guys together and jumble them up, you get what Calvin Johnson is today. As far as the totality of his game, he’s like nothing we’ve ever seen before as a receiver.”
Calvin Johnson is active.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 17, 2013