Originally written on Waiting For Next Year  |  Last updated 11/4/14
Calvin Johnson will be a game-time decision this weekend when the Lions get set to face the Browns in Cleveland. The big, talented receiver missed a 22-9 loss to the Packers the prior week, but practiced on a limited basis on Thursday. His replacement, Kris Durham, caught three passes for 30 yards and a touchdown. It was the only passing touchdown of the day for the Lions’ quarterback Matt Stafford, who has eight on the season. Four of those touchdowns have been caught by Calvin Johnson. Johnson has been dealing with knee issues and whether or not he can go will certainly help determine the fortunes of the Browns and their defense that has been impressive so far this season. Of course, should Johnson not be able to go, the Browns will still have to contend with Reggie Bush running and catching passes in space. Bush has had some big games already, including his opening week against the Vikings when he went for 90 yards rushing and 101 yards receiving on 25 total touches. Meanwhile, it might be pre-mature, but Detroit Free Press writer Dave Birkett is at least asking the question of whether Calvin Johnson’s durability is a concern following his signing a $113 million extension through the 2019 season. Whether he ends up challenging Joe Haden and the Browns this weekend might help alleviate or contribute to those fears. [Related: In praise of the Browns front office… so far]
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