Found August 22, 2013 on Fox Sports Detroit:
DETROIT -- Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson is inactive and will miss his second straight preseason game, Thursday night against the New England Patriots at Ford Field. Its believed to be for precautionary reasons. Johnson has been hampered by a bruised knee for more than a week. Safety Louis Delmas, meanwhile, is active and could make his first preseason appearance. Delmas was held out for most of training camp to try to keep his often-injured knees healthy for the regular season. Backup quarterback Shaun Hill wont play because of an unconfirmed ailment. Coach Jim Schwartz said a few days ago that Hill, an 11-year NFL veteran, was simply getting some extra rest for his body this week.

Johnson sits out game vs. Patriots

Detroit wide receiver Calvin Johnson isn't playing in the Lions' exhibition game against the New England Patriots. Johnson also missed last week's game in Cleveland, largely as a precaution. The Lions didn't provide details before Thursday night's game at Ford Field about why Johnson was sitting out. The team again most likely wanted to rest its most talented...

Will Calvin Johnson's preseason absence hurt the Lions in the regular season?

The Lions are in desperate need of a quick start to being the 2013 regular season, and right now, they’re not set up to pull that off. Their biggest problem revolves around Calvin Johnson’s absence from the lineup and the extended problems that causes. There’s no doubt that Johnson is the Lions single biggest offensive threat. Johnson sets up the Lions’ passing game by...

Lions’ Calvin Johnson sits again with knee injury

The Detroit Lions once again held wide receiver Calvin Johnson out as they took on the New England Patriots last night in their third preseason game. Johnson continues to be hampered by a bruised knee, but the Lions haven’t indicated that the ailment will keep the All-Pro from taking the field Week 1. Earlier this week, head coach Jim Schwartz suggested that Johnson would be...

Calvin Johnson Sits Out Thursday Night

Lions receiver Calvin Johnson won't play tonight against New England. SOURCE: Mike Reiss, ESPN BostonFantasy Spin:He's out with a bruised knee. If this were the regular season, we're sure Johnson would be out there. Remember this guy played with three broken fingers last season and still set the all-time receiving yards record. They don't call him Megatron for nothing...

"There’s no shame in anyone’s inability to cover Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson. It’s better to..."

“There’s no shame in anyone’s inability to cover Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson. It’s...

Calvin Johnson Says He’ll Play Thursday Against Patriots, Though Jim Schwartz Says Lions Still Undecided

The Patriots have already faced DeSean Jackson and Vincent Jackson this preseason, but it’s still undecided whether they’ll have to match up against Megatron. Calvin Johnson told The Detroit News on Tuesday he’s planning on playing Thursday night against the Patriots. Johnson played in the Lions’ first preseason game against the Jets, recording three catches for 58 yards...

Delmas makes his presence felt against the Patriots

Detroit -- The Lions would love it if safety Louis Delmas could play every defensive snap and practice every day but he can't. The Lions can live with that as long as Delmas is able to play like he did Thursday night in a 40-9 preseason win over the New England Patriots. In just two series, Delmas had a tackle for loss and a fumble recovery. "Delmas played really well...

Jeff Daniels Visits Detroit Lions Practice, Meets Calvin Johnson, Max Scherzer (Photo)

Two days before the Detroit Lions are scheduled to host the Patriots at Ford Field, they welcomed a special guest to their practice field. Jeff Daniels, the star of HBO’s The Newsroom (and, of course, Dumb and Dumber), visited Lions practice in his home state of Michigan on Tuesday. Daniels swapped introductions with All-Pro wideout Calvin Johnson and spent some time with Tigers...

Blocking Ndamukong Suh, Containing Calvin Johnson Will Be Key for Patriots With Roster Cutdown Looming

The third preseason game is always the most telling for teams. So, the Patriots should get a good feel for their overall progress during Thursday night’s battle down by the 8-Mile Road in Detroit. The Lions haven’t looked great so far this preseason, downing the Jets in their preseason opener before getting trounced by the Browns by three scores last week. But some early preseason...

Lions safety Louis Delmas on Tom Brady: "That dude is like God on the field."

Louis Delmas has personally witnessed Brady destroy his team Now this is the kind of talk before a game I can get behind. We're usually used to players on the Ravens barking about how much they hate Tom Brady. Of course, that's usually born from some sort of respect for his game, but I like it better when they just come out and say it. Lions S Louis Delmas, whose team...
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