• Calvin Johnson inactive for Lions at Green Bay

    Summary of 40 articles · Updated Oct 12, 2013
    • Detroit News predictions: Lions vs. Browns

      Josh Katzenstein, Chris McCosky, John Niyo and Bob Wojnowski of The Detroit News offer their expert opinions on the outcome of Sunday's Lions-Browns game.
      Source: detnews.com
    • Cleveland Browns expect to face Lions' Calvin Johnson, who's questionable

      The Browns fully expect to face Lions receiver Calvin Johnson, who's questionable for Sunday's game with his knee injury.
      Source: cleveland.com
    • Calvin Johnson runs in practice but still is uncertain for Sunday's game

      Both Johnson and coach Jim Schwartz have been adamant that no decision on whether he plays will be made until he tests the knee again before the game in Cleveland on Sunday.
      Source: detnews.com
    • Cleveland Browns and NFL A.M. Links: Detroit Lions' WR Calvin Johnson was on the field Thursday; rookie Armonty Bryant is happy

      Calvin Johnson practiced for the Lions on Thursday, but that doesn't mean he will play on Sunday.
      Source: cleveland.com
    • Calvin Johnson present at practice on Friday

      The early dispatches from Lions practice Friday suggest wide receiver Calvin Johnson (knee) is at least participating on a limited basis. According to Tim Twentyman of DetroitLions.com, Johnson “(did) a little more” in the portion of practice open to me…
    • Practice Report: Johnson back again

      ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson was out at practice for the second straight day for the Lions, working in individual routes and catching passes. He also did not have a brace on his knee, but just a compression sleeve on h…
      Source: ESPN.com
    • What Detroit might do if Johnson can't play

      ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- At least the Detroit Lions will legitimately have a week this time to prepare if Calvin Johnson is unable to play Sunday against the Cleveland Browns. The Lions said all the right things after Sunday’s loss to Green Bay, that they h…
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Practice report: Calvin Johnson returns

      ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson returned to practice Thursday, working with the wide receivers during the individual portion of drills the media was allowed to watch. Johnson missed Sunday's game against Green Bay with a …
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Lions' Calvin Johnson has limited practice work; knee is 'definitely improved'

      Both Johnson and coach Jim Schwartz were quick to reiterate that his status for the game at Cleveland won't be determined until he goes through his early workout Sunday.
      Source: detnews.com
    • Browns face multiple challenges from Lions

      The multi-faceted attack of the Detroit Lions will provide the Browns with many challenges in Sunday’s game.
    • Lions receiver Calvin Johnson ailing, but Browns not counting him out

      The extent of Johnson's knee injury remains unknown, but the Browns are preparing as if the Lions' star wideout will play Sunday in Cleveland. 'He's a difference-maker,' Browns coach Rob Chudzinski said Wednesday on a conference call with Detroit media.
      Source: detnews.com
    • Minus Johnson, Lions need more from WRs

      ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- The production, clearly, was not what Detroit wanted out of its wide receivers. Nine total catches. Less than 100 total yards. Sure, quarterback Matthew Stafford looked more toward his tight ends and running backs during the Lions’ …
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Schwartz: WR Johnson 'improving every day'

      Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz said Calvin Johnson "is improving every day" from the knee injury that kept the star wide receiver out of Sunday's 22-9 loss to the Green Bay Packers.
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Monday breakdown: Lack of offensive creativity doomed Lions against Packers

      The Lions never had a chance Sunday. They were playing in a state where they hadn't won since'91 and against a Packers team that was 6-1 after bye weeks under coach Mike McCarthy.
      Source: detnews.com
    • Upon Further Review: Lions Week 5

      GREEN BAY, Wis. -- A review of four hot issues from the Detroit Lions’ 22-9 loss to the Green Bay Packers. No Calvin Johnson: It doesn’t sound like Detroit’s superstar receiver will be out for long, but the Lions learned exactly how important he is to t…
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Calvin Johnson says absence should be short

      The Lions played without wide receiver Calvin Johnson on Sunday and the play of their offense in a 22-9 loss to the Packers was a big reminder of how much Johnson means to the team. After the contest, Johnson said he felt that he was “close” to playing …
    • No Calvin, no chance: Lions' dependence on Johnson is alarming

      This wasn't going to be easy for the Lions against the desperate Packers, even if Johnson had played. But it shouldn't be so ridiculously difficult in this place, year after year. The Lions don't have the only NFL offense that relies heavily on one play…
      Source: detnews.com
    • Lions' Johnson: 'Working hard to get back'

      Calvin Johnson's absence was evident on the field for the Detroit Lions during their 22-9 loss to Green Bay on Sunday.
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Jim Schwartz says Calvin Johnson's absence did not affect the game

      Not having Johnson is the equivalent of the Tigers not having a healthy Miguel Cabrera in the middle of their lineup. Everybody is impacted.
      Source: detnews.com
    • Lions offensive line struggles with Packers

      GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Detroit’s offensive line had been formidable this season, had blocked well for the run and the pass and had kept the Lions’ quarterback, Matthew Stafford, pretty clean. Until Sunday, when Stafford was sacked more times in one game tha…
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Detroit sputters without Calvin Johnson

      GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Calvin Johnson said he was “real close” to playing Sunday against Green Bay. Once real close became not happening, the Detroit Lions learned exactly how much they rely on the NFL’s top wide receiver. Simply, a whole heck of a lot. “He…
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Lions' Calvin Johnson held out hope until last minute he could play

      Still, they held out hope that Johnson's ailing left knee would respond to treatment and he'd be able to play Sunday. It was clear early in Johnson's pregame workout he wouldn't be.
      Source: detnews.com
    • By the numbers: Lions' running game sputters against Packers

      Without wide receiver Calvin Johnson (knee), the Lions offense never found a groove in Sunday's loss to the Packers. The Lions gained just 286 yards, which was their worst output since Week 14 in 2011.
      Source: detnews.com
    • Packers cruise to victory, Lions miss Megatron

      The Packers made a strong statement that they’re still the best team in the NFC North while Calvin Johnson demonstrated in his absence just how important he is to the Lions’ offense on Sunday. Green Bay’s 22-9 win was notable mostly for the way the Lion…
    • Rapid Reaction: Green Bay Packers

      GREEN BAY, Wis. -- A few thoughts on the Green Bay Packers' 22-9 victory over the Detroit Lions. What it means: The Packers caught a major break not having to face Lions receiver Calvin Johnson, who was inactive because of a knee injury. It would have b…
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Three halftime thoughts for Detroit Lions

      GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Here are three quick halftime thoughts from Green Bay-Detroit, where the Packers lead 6-3: Penalties crushing Detroit: For the past two weeks, the Lions have done fine when it comes to avoiding drive-crushing penalties. That long-time…
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Lions star WR Johnson inactive vs. Packers

      Detroit Lions star wide receiver Calvin Johnson, who spent the week battling knee issues, was declared inactive Sunday and won't play against the Green Bay Packers.
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Calvin Johnson misses Lions' game vs. Packers with sore left knee

      The pain in Calvin Johnson's sore left knee would not relent and he was held out of the game Sunday against the Packers. It was just the fourth game in six-plus seasons that he's missed.
      Source: detnews.com
    • Detroit at a major loss without Johnson

      GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Detroit’s attempt to win in Green Bay for the first time in more than two decades just became a lot more difficult. Wide receiver Calvin Johnson won’t play Sunday for the Lions, and with him out, the entire scope of the team’s offense…
      Source: ESPN.com
  • Lions vs. Browns: Detroit receivers need to break free

    Josh Katzenstein of The Detroit News breaks down the Lions' game on Sunday against the Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium (1 p.m., Fox, 97.1)
    Source: detnews.com
  • Game-time decision for Calvin Johnson, too

    A pair of big-name receivers named Johnson are injured. Both will be game-time decisions on Sunday. For the Texans, Andre Johnson is a coin-flip with a hamstring. For the Lions, Calvin Johnson also will be a game-time decision, due to a knee injury that…
  • Lions' Johnson: Mum on status; knee 'good'

    Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson returned to practice Thursday, albeit on what appeared to be a limited basis, and after he was done, he said the knee feels "good."
    Source: ESPN.com
  • Week Four Review Detroit and Green Bay

    Thoughts after week four Detroit and Green Bay. The Packers continue the streak. Detroit has no answer to win at Lambeau. It doesn’t hurt that Calvin Johnson didn’t play. Let’s review the good and the bad of the game. First the good: The Packers defense…
  • Cardinals' Rashad Johnson inactive

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Arizona safety Rashad Johnson is inactive for Sunday’s game against the Carolina Panthers at University of Phoenix Stadium. Johnson was cleared to play Thursday by team doctors after losing the tip of his left middle finger Sept. 22 a…
    Source: ESPN.com

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