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Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson to make preseason debut

Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson to make preseason debut Photo: Leon Halip/Getty Images

Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell said he plans to play wide receiver Calvin Johnson in the team’s preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Friday.

It will be Johnson’s first action in the preseason after he sat out Detroit's first two games. He is working his way back from knee and finger surgeries this offseason. 

Johnson is coming off an All-Pro season where he caught 84 passes for 1,492 yards and 12 touchdowns.

Caldwell said he was wasn’t sure about defensive end Ziggy Ansah’s status for the game.

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Ansah was removed from the physically unable to perform list last week. He had shoulder surgery in February and missed all of the team’s offseason activities. Ansah started 12 games, recording 32 total tackles, eight sacks and forcing two fumbles in his rookie season. 

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