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Lions' Johnson out with knee bruise

Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson (81) prior to a preseason game against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium.
Lions WR Calvin Johnson missed Thursday's game against the Browns.
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CLEVELAND (AP)

Lions star wide receiver Calvin Johnson will not play in Detroit's exhibition game against the Cleveland Browns because of a bruised knee.

Johnson, who had a league-leading 122 receptions for an NFL-record 1,964 yards last season, caught three passes in Detroit's preseason opener last week against the New York Jets. The Lions did not provide any other details before Thursday night's game about Johnson's injury. It's possible the team just wants to rest its most talented player.

Patrick Edwards will start in place of Johnson.

Johnson will begin the season needing 1,338 yards to pass Herman Moore (9,174) for the most receiving yards in team history.

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