Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson practiced Friday for the first time this week as he continues to deal with an ankle injury.
The wide receiver practiced Friday for the first time this week as he continues to deal with an ankle injury.
Detroit head coach Jim Caldwell indicated earlier in the day that Johnson's status was still under consideration. "We'll see how it goes," Caldwell said.
Johnson played last week against the Jets, but had only two catches for 12 yards, his fewest since Week 5 of the 2009 season. Johnson played on only 57 percent of Detroit's offensive snaps in Week 4, according to Football Outsiders.
Johnson injured his ankle late in Detroit's Week 3 win over the Packers. He also missed practice last week. He had said earlier this week that he expected the injury to improve as the week progressed.
Caldwell said it was possible Johnson could sit out at some point in the future to allow the ankle to heal.
The Lions' No. 2 receiver, Golden Tate, was a limited participant in Thursday's and Friday's practices. Running back Joique Bell and tight end Joseph Fauria did not participate. Bell has been ruled out of Sunday's game as he recovers from a concussion.
- Dan Gartland