Calvin Johnson 81 | Wide Receiver

Detroit Lions

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Fri. Oct 24, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Johnson (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Falcons, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports. Impact: Johnson was able to practice each day this week -- albeit on a limited basis -- so he could suit up for the first time since Week 5. A decision on his status may not come until just before game time, which could lead to an early Sunday wakeup for some fantasy owners, as the Lions are scheduled to kick off against the Falcons at 9:30 AM Eastern.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Oct 24, 2014
News: Johnson (ankle) took part in Friday's practice, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports. Impact: Johnson has practiced three days in a row, so he will have a chance to return to action this week. The Lions figure to update Johnson's status when they release Friday's injury report, but a final call on his availability for Week 8 may not come until Sunday.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Oct 23, 2014
News: Johnson (ankle) "did much more" at Thursday's practice, Tim Twentyman of reports. Impact: Johnson sported a helmet for the first time this week, and showed progress by demonstrating the ability to cut and run routes. The news is surely encouraging, but it remains unclear if he'll be able to suit up for Sunday's Week 8 matchup with the Falcons. Considering Detroit will have a Week 9 bye, Johnson will likely have to continue to make significant strides in order to avoid being held out.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Oct 22, 2014
News: Johnson (ankle) was listed as limited at Wednesday's practice, according to Tim Twentyman of Impact: Twentyman relays that Johnson caught some passes with teammates during individual drills Wednesday, but did not have a helmet. While his participation Wednesday, in any capacity, is certainly promising, it remains to be seen if the wideout will suit up Sunday against the Falcons, or if the Lions elect to hold him out until after their Week 9 bye, with the long haul in mind. More on Johnson's status no later than Thursday's practice.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Oct 21, 2014
News: Johnson (ankle) doesn't know if he'll play in Week 8, but he acknowledged that he's feeling better, the Josh Katzenstein of the Detroit News reports. Impact: At the end of last week, Johnson was able to participate in some field drills. Still, the Lions are undoubtedly considering the benefits of resting Johnson again Sunday with the extra time off afforded to them with a Week 9 bye around the corner.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Oct 20, 2014
News: Johnson's (ankle) status for Sunday's game against Atlanta remains up in the air, the Detroit Free Press reports. "It's not going to be a thing of degrees," coach Jim Caldwell said. "It's when they say he's cleared and he's ready to go and he's feeling great. When the doctors give us that OK, that's when it's going to happen. And there's not going to be a whole lot of in-betweens." Impact: Johnson missed his second straight game Sunday as he continues to nurse an ankle injury. Caldwell refused to specify how close Johnson was to playing against the Saints, but he said he "absolutely" expects Johnson to travel to London with the team for Sunday's matchup with the Falcons. Whether he'll play in that contest remains to be seen, however, and a decision likely won't come until much later in the week. The decision is obviously difficult for the Lions, and it's complicated by the team's looming Week 9 bye.(RotoWire, )
Oct 19, 2014
News: Johnson (ankle) is listed as inactive Sunday versus the Saints, Dave Birkett of Detroit Free Press reports. Impact: After failing to make an appearance on the practice field during the week, Johnson is logging his second consecutive absence. While he continues to build up strength in his balky ankle, the Lions' passing attack will instead feature Golden Tate, Reggie Bush (ankle), and Joique Bell.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Oct 17, 2014
News: Johnson (ankle) is questionable for Sunday's game against New Orleans. Impact: Johnson hasn't practiced all week, and head coach Jim Caldwell implied Friday that he would be surprised if Johnson played against the Saints. Caldwell would not rule Johnson out, however, so this technically might be a game-time decision. Detroit has an early kickoff Sunday.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Oct 17, 2014
News: Head coach Jim Caldwell is not optimistic that Johnson (ankle) will be able to play in Week 7. "I've been surprised before because he's an unusual guy," Caldwell said. "Miracles have happened." Impact: Caldwell refused to rule Johnson out while speaking Friday morning, but judging by his comments, it appears Johnson's health would need to improve markedly in the next day or two for him to play this week. Expect another update on Johnson's status when the Lions release their final injury report of the week Friday afternoon.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Oct 16, 2014
News: Johnson (ankle) didn't take part in practice Thursday, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports. Impact: Owners should brace for another absence Sunday against the Saints, especially since Johnson has acknowledged that time off is likely the best medicine to achieve full health. While he attempts to strengthen his ankle away from the practice field, his status should ultimately receive clarity via the release of Friday's injury report.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Oct 15, 2014
News: Johnson (ankle) didn't practice Wednesday, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports. Impact: Because Johnson is still enduring discomfort in his sprained right ankle, he "wouldn't be surprised" if a second DNP in a row came to pass Sunday versus the Saints. In lieu of practice, the training room will presumably be his home, as he attempts to "re-strengthen" the afflicted area. Even if he fails to make an appearance in Week 7, he intends to travel with the team Monday to London, where the Lions will prepare for an Oct. 26 tilt against the Falcons.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Oct 15, 2014
News: Johnson indicated Wednesday that there is still some pain in his troublesome ankle, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports. Impact: Johnson's Week 7 status remains unclear, though to this point the wideout hasn't ruled himself out for Sunday's game against the Saints, while suggesting at this stage that he is simply trying to get his ankle right. We'd be surprised if the wideout practiced much, if at all, in the next couple of days.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Oct 13, 2014
News: Johnson's (ankle) status in advance of Week 7's game against the Saints is unclear, the Detroit Free Press reports. Impact: With reference to Johnson's possible availability this weekend, coach Jim Caldwell placed the wideout in the same category as injured teammates Reggie Bush (ankle) and Theo Riddick (hamstring). "All three guys, I think, are coming along and improving rapidly," Caldwell said. "So we'll see where we are." More on Johnson's status no later than Wednesday, when the Lions return to practice, but for now, suggests that the coach is taking a "wait and see" approach with regard to Johnson, Bush, and Riddick. At this point, a scenario in which the Lions elect to exercise caution and consider resting Johnson for the next couple of weeks (and through the team's Week 9 bye) can't be ruled out, but such a possible outcome remains speculative.(RotoWire, )
Oct 12, 2014
News: Johnson (ankle) is inactive for Sunday's game in Minnesota, the Lions' official site reports. Impact: With an entire week to prepare for such a scenario, owners should pull the trigger on Johnson's Week 6 replacement. Considering Reggie Bush (ankle) is also sidelined, wideout Golden Tate and running back Joique Bell (concussion) should be particularly active in the Lions' passing attack. Corey Fuller will replace Johnson in the starting lineup opposite Tate.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Oct 10, 2014
News: Johnson (ankle) is doubtful for Sunday's game against Minnesota. Impact: Johnson didn't practice all week, and now he'll likely get some overdue rest from the ankle issue that made his last two games a waste. Golden Tate and Joique Bell are the two most obvious candidates to gain targets while Johnson sits.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Oct 10, 2014
News: Johnson (ankle) is not practicing Friday, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports. However, Johnson was on the field watching practice for the first time this week. Impact: Head coach Jim Caldwell said Friday morning that he has not made a decision (at least publicly) about whether Johnson will play Sunday against the Vikings, but all signals seem to indicate that the star receiver will sit out in order to give his injured ankle a chance to heal. The Lions may show their hand when they release their official injury designations Friday, or they may let this decision go all the way to game day.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Oct 10, 2014
News: Head coach Jim Caldwell said Friday morning that he has not made a decision -- at least publicly -- on whether Johnson (ankle) will play this week, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports. Impact: The Lions aren't ruling Johnson out for Week 6 just yet, but he'll likely have to get in some work at Friday's practice to suit up. Expect Johnson's status to be updated throughout the day Friday as more news becomes available.(RotoWire, )
Sun. Oct 5, 2014
News: Johnson is still in doubt to play in Detroit's game against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday in London. Impact: Johnson has missed the last two games, both wins, for the Lions (5-2) with a right ankle injury. He made the trip to England, but said Thursday there was still no decision on whether he would play this weekend. (STATS, 2:29pm)
Sun. Oct 5, 2014
News: Johnson will start Sunday despite a sore ankle. Impact: Johnson is active despite practicing sparingly this past week. The injury limited him to catching just two passes for 12 yards in a 24-17 win at the New York Jets last weekend.(STATS, 11:10am)
Calvin Johnson
2014 Season
Ht: 6' 5"  Wt: 236  Age: 29
Born: 9/29/1985, Tyrone, Georgia
College: Georgia Tech
NFL Experience: 8th season
Drafted: 2007 - Rd 1
(2nd overall by the Lions)
Salary: $5,000,000
Injury Status
QUESTIONABLE for Week 8 (ankle)