Lions hold Johnson out of final game

Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson has been held out of

the season finale.

Kevin Ogletree is in the starting lineup Sunday at Minnesota for

Johnson, who has been bothered by a knee injury for much of the

season. Johnson finished with 1,492 yards and 12 touchdowns in 14


Other starters out for the Lions: right tackle LaAdrian Waddle

(ankle) and cornerback Chris Houston (toe).

For the Vikings, running backs Adrian Peterson (foot) and Toby

Gerhart (hamstring) are inactive. Matt Asiata starts instead.

Linebacker Audie Cole (ankle) is out. Erin Henderson moves from

the weak side to the middle to take his place. Fred Evans starts at

nose tackle for Letroy Guion (quadriceps). Marcus Sherels starts

for cornerback Xavier Rhodes (ankle), but Rhodes is suited up.

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