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PRACTICE REPORT: Calvin Johnson listed as questionable for Sunday

Posted Oct 11, 2013

WR Calvin Johnson, who participated in the portion of practice open to the media for a second consecutive day, is questionable for Sunday's game at Cleveland

Calvin Johnson took part in his second practice in as many days for the Detroit Lions and is listed as "questionable" to play Sunday in Cleveland on Friday’s injury report.

The All Pro receiver returned to practice in a limited fashion on Thursday, but only participated in position drills in the portion of practice open to the media.

Johnson did a little more Friday, running routes and catching passes from quarterback Matthew Stafford.

"I really don’t want to comment on how much he was able to do," head coach Jim Schwartz said after Friday's practice. "He’s getting better every day. We’ll see when we get to Sunday what he looks like."

The Lions will monitor how the right knee, which he hurt two weeks ago against Chicago, responds to an increased workload and a decision on whether he will or will not play Sunday could come down to his pregame workout.

Linebacker Ashlee Palmer (ankle) returned to the practice field on Friday after sitting out Thursday. He’s listed as "probable" on the injury report.

Also probable are: safety Louis Delmas (knee), cornerback Chris Houston (hamstring) and safety Glover Quin (ankle).

Tackle Jason Fox, who injured a knee last week in Green Bay, and hasn’t practiced all week, is doubtful to play. Expect Corey Hilliard to the start in his place and for rookie LaAdrian Waddle to be active as the third tackle.

Receiver Nate Burleson (forearm), tight end Tony Scheffler (concussion) and running back Theo Riddick (concussion) have already been listed as "out" for Sunday.

Expect rookie tight end Joseph Fauria to have an increased role in Scheffler’s absence and for Mikel Leshoure to be active in place of Riddick.