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Calvin Johnson was back at practice today, but the Detroit Lions still are without tight end Brandon Pettigrew.
Pettigrew has missed the last two games with a high ankle sprain, and his status for Sunday's season finale against the Chicago Bears is in doubt.
Johnson is 108 yards from becoming the first NFL player to reach 2,000 yards receiving in a season.
He sat out practice Wednesday with knee and ankle injuries.
Safety Louis Delmas (knee) and defensive tackle Sammie Hill (foot) also missed practice today for the Lions.
Source: Detroit Free Press
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