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Lions notes: Calvin Johnson clears up injury situation

Lions notes looks at Calvin Johnson, Stanford Routt and much more.

  • Calvin Johnson continued to openly talk about his injury issues earlier this week, once again saying that he suffered a concussion earlier this season against the Minnesota Vikings. He also said that he suffered nerve damage from the hits he took in that game. On Friday, Johnson and the Lions released statements clarifying that he didn't actually suffer a concussion or nerve damage. Rather, he suffered a stinger. That very well may be the case, but it's kind of tough to believe the Lions when it comes to stuff like this. Then again, the NFL did look into the situation and didn't find any wrongdoing, according to Dave Birkett.
  • Jeff Backus was added to the Lions' injury report on Saturday with a finger injury. He is listed as probable and should play on Sunday.
  • Adam Schefter reports that Percy Harvin will not play for the Vikings on Sunday.
  • The combined record of the teams remaining on the Lions' schedule is 49-20. The Arizona Cardinals are the Lions' only remaining opponent under .500.
  • Here's an amazing stat:
  • Stanford Routt left town without a contract, but he told the Free Press that he had a "great visit" with the Lions. He also said that he's got "several different things" on his plate, so it remains to be seen where he will end up signing.
  • Ndamukong Suh was once again voted the dirtiest player in the NFL in a Sporting News poll of players.
  • Suh isn't just a good defensive tackle and a decent kicker. He can also punt, as evidenced by his 56-yard punt during this week's Inside the Huddle.
  • Jared Allen still dislikes the city of Detroit and Gosder Cherilus.
  • Jim Schwartz said this week that he was happy with Stefan Logan's decision making in the Jacksonville Jaguars game. Alrighty then.
  • Nick Fairley's next court date in his DUI case isn't until February.
  • Nate Burleson is well aware that he may have to battle to keep his spot with the Lions next year.
  • Jim Schwartz was interviewed by Jim Rome earlier this week.
  • Matthew Stafford was a guest on the Rich Eisen Podcast.
  • Adam Caplan reports that the Lions worked out Jaymar Johnson, Lonyae Miller, Max Komar and Jaiquawn Jarrett this week.
  • Former Lion Pat Boyle visited the Eagles this week, according to Aaron Wilson.

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