Calvin Johnson WR DET 1 month ago

Johnson, who missed three games last season, indicated that he's in good health in advance of training camp, the Detroit News reports. "I feel good, man, I'm in a good place right now," Johnson noted. "I had a whole offseason to heal up."

Johnson endured a high ankle sprain last season, but he appears well past that issue now and is looking forward to a statistical rebound in his second season working in coordinator Joe Lombardi's offense. In 13 games last year, Johnson recorded 71 catches for 1,077 yard and eight TDs, subpar numbers for him, but assuming continued good health, it's more than reasonable to predict an uptick in production for the talented wideout, who turns 30 in September.

Calvin Johnson WR DET 7 months ago

Johnson (ankle) will skip the NFL's upcoming Pro Bowl, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Per the report, Johnson will give the game a miss in order to rest his balky right ankle. Though Johnson has been selected to five straight Pro Bowls, he hasn't played in one since 2011. This time around, he will be replaced on the NFC roster by Odell Beckham Jr. of the Giants. Johnson -- who missed three games this season -- and was limited in three others, finished up the 2014 campaign with 71 catches for 1,077 yards and eight TDs. With the Lions having been eliminated from the playoffs this past weekend, the star wideout will now have ample time to recover from his aches and pains in advance of the 2015 season.

Calvin Johnson WR DET 7 months ago

Johnson caught 5-of-8 targets for 85 yards in Sunday's 24-20 loss to the Cowboys.

Johnson was somewhat overshadowed by Golden Tate, who caught 6-of-9 targets for 89 yards and a touchdown. Both wideouts were heavily targeted this season, and while Johnson was typically a bit more productive when healthy, the gap wasn't especially large, and Tate came up huge when Johnson couldn't play. Johnson has missed just nine games through eight seasons, but five of those came in the last two years, and he always seems to have one nagging injury or another. He'll turn 30 next September, and he's still one of the most physically gifted receivers in the NFL. Johnson finished 2014 with a 71-1,077-8 receiving line in 13 games, despite being severely limited by an ankle injury in two of those appearances.

Calvin Johnson WR DET 7 months ago

Johnson (ankle, probable) practiced fully again Friday, the Lions' official site reports.

Johnson was a limited participant in practice Wednesday, but after two straight full practices, his status for Sunday's 4:40 ET kickoff against the Cowboys appears secure.

Calvin Johnson WR DET 7 months ago

Johnson (ankle) returned to a full practice Thursday, the Lions' official site reports.

Johnson's full participation Thursday confirms that the Lions' star wideout -- who was listed as limited Wednesday -- will be good to go for Sunday's playoff contest against the Cowboys.

Calvin Johnson WR DET 7 months ago

Johnson (ankle) was a limited participant in practice Wednesday, the Lions' official site reports.

We'll monitor Johnson's status in the coming days, but with no reported setbacks with his ankle issue in Week 17, we'd expect the wideout to be fine for Sunday's playoff opener against the Cowboys.

Calvin Johnson WR DET 7 months ago

Johnson (ankle) caught 4-of-11 targets for 39 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 30-20 loss at Green Bay.

Johnson's inefficiency didn't appear to be related to his ankle injury, but rather a case of Matthew Stafford missing a lot of open throws. Even still, Johnson helped out fantasy owners with a couple of touchdowns, his seventh and eighth scores of the regular season. For those that play in postseason leagues, note that Johnson will face the Cowboys in Dallas this weekend.

Calvin Johnson WR DET 7 months ago

Johnson (ankle) is active for Sunday's game against the Packers.

The Packers' pass defense has been strong recently, but that is no reason to sit Johnson, who has really hit his stride over the last month now that he's closer to full health. Plus, Packers cornerback Davon House (shoulder) - who has performed well against Johnson in the past - is out.

Calvin Johnson WR DET 7 months ago

Johnson (ankle) is probable for Sunday's game against Green Bay.

Johnson's status was never in any doubt, but it's still encouraging to note that he practiced fully Friday after logging a limited practice Thursday. Even in a matchup where Detroit has historically struggled, Megatron is still a WR1.

Calvin Johnson WR DET 7 months ago

Johnson (ankle) was a limited participant in practice Thursday, the Lions' official site reports.

Johnson generally receives time off on a weekly basis in order to recharge, but with the NFC North title on the line Sunday at Green Bay, he has yet to take part in team drills this week. Meanwhile, he's a bit off his normal touchdown pace in what has been an abbreviated 2014 campaign, meaning the Packers defense, which has allowed 21 touchdowns to wide receivers this season, may serve up what is required to reach a happy medium.