The Detroit Lions have a pretty important game coming up this weekend as they head south to face the New Orleans Saints as they try to advance past the NFC Wild Card round and into the heart of the NFL Playoffs. The injury report seems to be on the Lions side in their quest, too, as Calvin Johnson returned to practice on Thursday after sitting out on Wednesday.
There's little doubt that Johnson would need to sit out this weekend considering he missed Wednesday and Thursday last week before posting a huge game on Sunday. Either way, it's helpful to know Johnson was able to return to practice a day earlier than last week as he continues to recover from his Achilles injury.
The Lions did have a different player sit out of practice on Thursday, however, as Chris Harris was out after going through a limited practice on Thursday due to his back injury. Everyone else listed on the report stayed with the same status as Wednesday.