Johnson: “Seeing comments here from the fans – having that support means a ton.”

Posted by Chrissie Wywrot on December 6, 2012 – 4:46 pm

“Seeing comments here from the fans – having that support means a ton. I remember when I first started playing in this league, my coach Shawn J, he would tell me, ‘you should play every game like it’s your last because you never know who’s watching or what may happen.’

“One thing that touched me – he said, ‘you never know when a father might bring his son to a game that they could barely afford and it would be the only game they could come to.’ And I thought about when I was a kid. I could never go to a game. I always wanted to.

“You want to be that guy that stands out for that little kid so he has something to remember, something to hold on to. Those are some of the things that are actually motivation that I look forward to Sundays for.

“The more and more I’m here, the more and more I’m around town, I meet people. I’m doing things around Detroit and get to mingle with the fans and through my foundation we do a lot of stuff too. Those things are all great to have to get to know people. Much thanks to the fans for the support.”

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Williams, Fairley only Lions missing from practice

Posted by ttwentyman on December 6, 2012 – 12:56 pm

The Lions had a numbers of starter return to the practice field today and look relatively healthy heading into Sunday night’s prime time matchup with the Packers in Green Bay.

Cornerbacks Chris Houston (ankle) and Jacob Lacey (foot/Achilles) returned to practice after sitting out Wednesday.

Defensive end Lawrence Jackson (concussion), right tackle Gosder Cherilus (knees) and safety Louis Delmas (knee) were also back after missing Wednesday’s session. Delmas was limited participant in the portion of practice open to the media today, though.

Defensive tackles Corey Williams (knee) and Nick Fairley (quad) were the only players not on the practice field.

Fairley was a limited participant in Wednesday’s practice, but is expected to play Sunday.

Williams missed his second consecutive practice, but that could be more his routine for the remainder of the season. He only practiced once last week and still played Sunday vs. Indianapolis.

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