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BREAKING: Calvin Johnson back on the practice field

Posted Oct 10, 2013

WR Calvin Johnson returned to the practice field in limited fashion Thursday after missing last week's game in Green Bay

The most talked about right knee in Detroit over the last few days was back on the practice field for the Lions today.

Receiver Calvin Johnson returned to practice for the first time since sitting out last week's game in Green Bay because of the injury suffered the week prior vs. Chicago.

Johnson took part in position drills, but didn't do much else in the portion of practice open to the media, and was officially listed as "limited" on Thursday's injury report.

"I don't have any updates on him," head coach Jim Schwartz said after practice Thursday.

"You saw what you saw. Just like before, he's working hard to get better every day. We'll see where we get to when we get to Sunday."

Wednesday and Thursday are the two most important practice days of the week for the Lions, when the bulk of their game plan for the upcoming game is implemented, so the fact that Johnson could take part – even in a limited basis – is a good sign.

"It feels good to be out there with my teammates," he said after practice. "It's always good to be with that cameraderie. Not that it isn't there, but just to be there personally, be out there with the team, it feels good.

"Like I said, I'm feeling better. We'll just leave it at that."

Johnson didn't practice until Friday last week and determined he couldn't go after a pregame workout in Green Bay.

The Lions also got back safety Louis Delmas (knee) and cornerback Chris Houston (hamstring), who both missed practice Wednesday. Both players were limited on Thursday, as were safety Glover Quin and linebacker Ashlee Palmer with ankle injuries.

Tackle Jason Fox (knee), tight end Tony Scheffler (concussion), receiver Nate Burleson (forearm) and running back Theo Riddick (concussion) did not practice.