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Calvin Johnson becoming Megatron again

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07:17 AM ET 10.18 | Good news, Lions fans. Calvin Johnson is starting to look like himself again, and this Sunday he should be in a more familiar role when the Lions host the Cincinnati Bengals at Ford Field. Johnson played just 38 snaps in the Lions' 31-17 win over the Cleveland Browns last week because of a sprained right knee he suffered in a Sept. 29 win over the Chicago Bears. Because he couldn't drive off his leg like normal, Johnson, who missed one game with the injury, was limited to certain situations last week. He played mostly as an underneath receiver and didn't run routes downfield that put undue stress on his knee. Johnson still isn't 100%. He was limited in practice the last two days. But offensive coordinator Scott Linehan said the All-Pro receiver appears ready for a more prominent place in the gameplan.

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October 18, 2013  07:34 AM ET

I sure hope he has a sudden relaps sunday morning ..........

October 18, 2013  10:16 AM ET

I wonder how much longer it will be until he tries to go to a team with real SB chances.

October 18, 2013  01:05 PM ET
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I wonder how much longer it will be until he tries to go to a team with real SB chances.

Agreed. Not sure Stafford can deliver the Lions out of a sad last 20 years.

October 18, 2013  02:48 PM ET

In reality, Diddy is the one who's been playing all year. Time to switch it back.

October 18, 2013  03:14 PM ET
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Agreed. Not sure Stafford can deliver the Lions out of a sad last 20 years.

Absolutely. There's no denying the Lions have improved but I don't see them as real contenders any time soon. CJ should be able to command a lot of attention when he becomes a FA.

October 18, 2013  03:36 PM ET
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Absolutely. There's no denying the Lions have improved but I don't see them as real contenders any time soon. CJ should be able to command a lot of attention when he becomes a FA.

In 2020?

October 18, 2013  05:54 PM ET
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In 2020?

I thought the same thing, but doesn't he have an out clause sooner?

 
October 18, 2013  08:30 PM ET

It's been a tough year physically for receivers.

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