Lions receiver Calvin Johnson (Achilles) returned to the practice field Thursday for the team’s final practice of the week before Saturday’s playoff match-up with the Saints in New Orleans.
Johnson is on the same schedule as last week when he sat out the first two practices of the week before the Packers game and was on the field for the last. He was listed as limited on Thursday’s practice report.
The Lions would certainly take the same game-day results this time around, too.
Johnson had a career-high 244 receiving yards and a touchdown against the Packers last week.
Only safety Chris Harris sat out practice with a back injury.
Safety Louis Delmas practiced for a third straight day. He was officially listed as limited on the injury report but it looks like he’ll start against the Saints.
Other players listed as limited for the Lions Thursday were: CB Aaron Berry (shoulder), DT Nick Fairley (foot), CB Chris Houston (Hand/knee), CB Alphonso Smith (foot) and running back Kevin Smith (ankle/knee).
All 11 players that started the season on defense are expected to start in New Orleans. The Lions should have 21 of their 22 starters on both sides of the ball that started Week 1 against the Buccaneers in the lineup for the start of the playoffs. Running back Jahvid Best (injured reserve) would be the only player missing.
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