Johnson (ankle) was limited at Tuesday's practice, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports. Even if he's limited again at Wednesday's practice, Johnson should be fine for Thursday's game against the Eagles. There's been no report of any setbacks from Sunday's win over the Raiders, and Johnson has grown accustomed to playing at a high level while nicked up. He should enjoy the matchup with a declining Philadelphia defense.
Though the Lions did not practice Monday, the team estimates that Johnson (ankle) would have been a limited participant if they had. With no reported setbacks in Sunday's win over the Raiders, we'll operate under the assumption that Johnson's status for Thursday's game against the Eagles is not in danger. That said, the wideout could remain listed as limited at practice when the Lions take the field Tuesday.
Johnson caught five passes off of nine targets for 88 yards in Sunday win over the Raiders. Johnson did the majority of his damage during the Lions' final drive of the first half, snagging passes of 20 and 36 yards to set up a field goal. Johnson hasn't been his typically dominant self this season, topping 90 yards just once and finding the end zone just three times. In the absence of big games, Johnson has managed to maintain value with his consistency, tallying between 80 and 90 yards in four consecutive games. Johnson's floor remains plenty high enough to continue to start him in hopes of ceiling-shattering performances.
Johnson (ankle) is active Sunday against the Raiders. Johnson did not practice Wednesday before being a limited participant Thursday and Friday, but he was never expected to miss the game. He continues to be the top receiving option in Detroit and is likely to get plenty of passes thrown his way.
Johnson (ankle) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Raiders. After missing Wednesday's practice, Johnson returned as a limited participant Thursday and Friday. He's nicked up more often than not at this point in his career, but that shouldn't stop him from getting plenty of targets against one of the more burnable secondaries in the NFL.
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