Lions wideout Calvin ohnson expected to play vs. 49ers
Detroit, MI, United States (4E Sports) – Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson is expected to see action against the San Francisco 49ers after participating in a full practice Thursday despite a reported foot injury.
Johnson played the entire game against the St. Louis Rams, catching six passes for 111 yards and a touchdown to lead the Lions to a 27-23 season-opening win.
“My foot’s good, you know. Just wanted to give it a day to rest yesterday so that I could get out here and stress it today,” Johnson told the team’s official website after practice Thursday.
“You want to stress it on a day like today because it’s a big run day for us so you can see how it would respond in a game,” he added.
He did not participate in Wednesday’s practice but Lions coach Jim Schwartz refused to give additional details for the reason behind it.
Sources said the team rested Johnson’s foot as a precautionary measure and to rest him before the 49ers match Sunday.
Meanwhile, cornerback Chris Houston practiced for a second consecutive day, which is a good sign his injured ankle responded well to practicing Wednesday for the first time in nearly three weeks.
However, Houston was still listed as a limited participant in practice for a second straight day. The team planned to play Houston against San Francisco Sunday but Jacob Lacey and Drayton Florence are ready in case he doesn’t.
Several injured players, including Safety Louis Delmas (knee), cornerback Bill Bentley (concussion), defensive tackle Corey Williams (knee), defensive end Lawrence Jackson (calf) and linebacker Travis Lewis (quad), were all listed as no practice Thursday’s injury report.
Williams did not practice Thursday after being listed as limited on Wednesday’s report.
Bentley remains out after suffering a concussion against the Rams last week.