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Lions injury report: Calvin Johnson to play more this week?

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Calvin Johnson should have a bigger role for the Detroit Lions this week.

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Things are looking up for the health of Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson. He took part in practice again on Thursday, and although he remained limited, he "looked good," according to Tim Twentyman. What's more, Lions offensive coordinator Scott Linehan admitted that Johnson should get more playing time this week. From MLive:

"I would think so," offensive coordinator Scott Linehan said. "It's not an overnight thing, to get back to 100 percent, but he's worked very hard to get there. I don't see why there'd be any reason why he wouldn't have a few more (snaps) this week. But it has to do with how the game goes."

Johnson, for the record, was on the field for 51 percent of the Lions' offensive snaps last week. He only had 3 catches for 25 yards on 8 targets, so more playing time for him would definitely be a good thing.

Here's the full Thursday injury report for the Lions:

RB Joique Bell (ribs) - Limited in practice
RB Theo Riddick (concussion) - Did not practice
WR Calvin Johnson (knee) - Limited in practice
WR Nate Burleson (forearm) - Did not practice
TE Tony Scheffler (concussion) - Did not practice
OT Jason Fox (knee) - Did not practice
LB Ashlee Palmer (ankle) - Did not practice
CB Rashean Mathis (groin) - Limited in practice
S Louis Delmas (knee) - Limited in practice

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