It's not uncommon for Calvin Johnson to get a day off of practice during the week. It hasn’t been typical of late, however, for the All Pro receiver to miss the two most important days of the practice week on Wednesday and Thursday.
Johnson was not on the field for the portion of practice open to the media today. He was listed on Wednesday and Thursday's injury report with a knee injury.
Megatron has been dealing with a knee injury since the first Chicago matchup in September. It caused him to miss the Green Bay game and he was limited against Cleveland the following week.
Megatron has 567 yards and five touchdowns over the last three games he’s felt healthier.
Defensive end Ziggy Ansah, cornerback Bill Bentley and running back Montell Owens also missed their second practice in as many days. Their status for Sunday’s game in Pittsburgh is still very much in question.
Safety Louis Delmas returned to practice after getting a day off Wednesday and Corey Hilliard participated in a second straight day after sitting out the last three weeks with a knee injury.