Friday, December 27, 2013
Johnson questionable for Lions on Sunday
By Michael Rothstein
After not practicing all week and being limited against the New York Giants, wide receiver Calvin Johnson is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's season finale against Minnesota.
Johnson and Detroit coach Jim Schwartz have both indicated it will be a group decision and conversation as to whether or not he plays Sunday.
The Lions will definitively be without two players on Sunday: Right tackle LaAdrian Waddle (ankle) and defensive end Israel Idonije (neck).
As an unrestricted free agent, this could be the end of Idonije's time with the Lions. He was placed on injured reserve Friday afternoon and the team called up defensive back Akwasi Owusu-Ansah to the 53-man roster, the second man they have called up from the team's practice squad this week.
Cornerbacks Bill Bentley (concussion) and Chris Houston (toe) are doubtful, which means Detroit's cornerbacks will likely be Rashean Mathis and either Darius Slay or Jonte Green. Green is officially listed as questionable with a shoulder injury and Slay is probable while recovering from a torn meniscus. Slay practiced fully Friday.