Inside The Bills

Lions’ Calvin Johnson still not close to 100%

Posted by Chris Brown on September 29, 2014 – 11:55 am

Dealing with an ankle injury the past couple of weeks, Detroit WR Calvin Johnson played this past Sunday against the Jets, but on a part-time basis and did not have much of an impact in the Lions’ win over the Jets.

Johnson only played 57 percent of the snaps as he saw action on 37 offensive plays Sunday. He had just a pair of receptions for 12 yards. In the first three games the Lions’ top receiver saw around 75 percent of the snaps.

This past week Johnson did not practice on Wednesday or Thursday due to the ankle injury and was limited in practice on Friday. He was listed as questionable and then played at what was clearly less than 100 percent.

ESPN is reporting that Johnson is expected to take a similar approach to this week’s game against the Bills.

“Things have gotten better all week,” Johnson said. “It was a struggle at first and as the week progressed it got better and better and expect the same thing this week.”

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