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Sunday open thread: Is playing Kerryon Johnson the right move for the Lions?

Detroit’s star running back has returned, but was it the right call?

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After missing some time this season due to a knee injury, the Lions activated their starting running back, Kerryon Johnson, off of injured reserve and it appears that he will likely see some snaps against the Denver Broncos.

The move is a bit curious since the Lions have nothing to play for record-wise, but the Lions must be convinced that the positives outweigh the negatives in this case and that it’s important to get their star running back the extra experience.

Today’s Question of the Day is:

Are the Lions making the right move by playing Kerryon Johnson?

My answer: I don’t really see what good could come out of using KJ this late in the season with nothing to play for. Sure, he could get some extra reps, but what exactly are you hoping to see from him that you haven’t already seen? I’m not a big believer in things “carrying over” into next season as a result of a move like this.

I also find it odd that the coaching staff brought Johnson along very slowly during the preseason when it seemed like he could have played at any time, yet now they don’t appear to be exuding that same cautiousness with their injury-prone RB when all hope is lost.

Your turn.


Did the Lions make the right choice to activate Kerryon Johnson?

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