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He is listed as questionable for Sunday's game.
"I may not be participating in full practices, but I'm definitely preparing for Cleveland," said Johnson in his weekly blog on detroitlions.com. "I've been moving around and I feel good."
The Lions are certainly hoping to have Johnson in the line-up, but it will depend on his effectiveness heading into the game. There's a good chance the decision could come down to how he feels during pregame warmups.
MORE NEWS, NOTES AND QUOTES HEADING INTO THIS WEEK'S GAME AT CLEVELAND:
- Three players are already listed as out on this weekend's injury report: WR
Nate Burleson(forearm), RB Theo Riddick(concussion) and TE Tony Scheffler(concussion). With Scheffler's absence from the lineup, look for rookie TE Joseph Fauriato have an increased role. Riddick will definitely be missed on all four special teams units.
- For this week's Sunday prediction, columnist Mike O'Hara actually picks the Browns to edge out the Lions in a close match-up.
Dominic Raiolaand Rob Simswere eager to turn their attention to Cleveland preparation after giving up five sacks last week and garnering just 64 rushing yards.
- Regardless of whether Johnson plays at Cleveland (but particularly if he does not), Detroit Lions receivers know they have to be more precise against the Browns.
- "(The Packers) threw us a curve ball last game (playing more zone than man early on) and I feel like we need to make adjustments," receiver
Ryan Broylessaid. "We did a good job of that in the second half, but we have to pick that up and recognize it a little earlier."
- Speaking of Broyles, will we see his role increase this week at Cleveland?
- Tim Twentyman and O'Hara offer their take on what the Lions have to do if they are to come away with a win at Cleveland.
- In his "Opponent Breakdown", O'Hara touches on one player Lions fans have paid a lot of attention to: WR Josh Gordon.
- Darris McCord, a Detroit native and a member of the Lions’ defensive line known as the "Fearsome Foursome," died Wednesday. He had turned 80 on Jan. 4.