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Lions-Packers inactives: Calvin Johnson will play vs. Green Bay

The Detroit Lions will have the services of their best wide receiver.

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Despite missing practice on Friday and being listed as questionable on the injury report, Calvin Johnson is dressed today and will play.

The Detroit Lions receiver leads the team in receptions (48), receiving yards (659) and receiving touchdowns (3). Johnson's availability increases the Lions' slight chances as 11 point underdogs against a 6-2 Packers team.

Coming off the bye week the Lions aren't suffering from many injuries. Therefore, Detroit has several has several healthy players on this week's inactive list, including: Cornelius Lucas, Travis Lewis and T.J. Jones

On the Packers side, Sam Shields is active and will play for the first time since his injury early in the game against the Broncos. His return should bolster a struggling secondary. However, Green Bay will be without two key offensive players: rookie receiver Ty Montgomery and running back Eddie Lacy. That means James Starks will likely be the feature back for the Packers. Here's the list of all of today's inactives.

Lions inactives:

DT Khyri Thornton
LB Travis Lewis
TE Tim Wright
DT Jermelle Cudjo
WR T.J. Jones
OT Corey Robinson
OT Cornelius Lucas

Packers inactives:

WR Ty Montgomery
RB Eddie Lacy
QB Brett Hundley
CB Ladarius Gunter
LB Andy Mulumba
OG Lane Taylor
TE Kennard Backman

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