For a third straight day, there was no sign of receiver Calvin Johnson (knee) at the portion of Lions practice open to the media. Johnson has been dealing with a knee injury for the past three weeks, but this is the first time he’s missed an entire week of practice because of it.
“That’s the main thing, just being ready for Sunday,” Johnson said Thursday. “I have to be out there to help these guys out.”
The Lions will release their designations for Sunday’s game at Jacksonville on detroitlions.com at 4 p.m.
Safeties Louis Delmas (knee) and Amari Spievey (concussion) also missed their third practice of the week.
Delmas injured the same left knee he had surgery on in training camp in the third quarter of last week’s win over the Seahawks. Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said Delmas is “day-to-day.”
Defensive end Cliff Avril (back) returned to the practice field for the first time this week today.
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