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Lions WR Calvin Johnson out against Packers

Oct. 6, 2013
 
Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson averaged six catches for 114 yards in his last six games against the Green Bay Packersí secondary. He sat out Sunday's game at Lambeau Field with a sore knee. File/Gannett Wisconsin Media
Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson averaged six catches for 114 yards in his last six games against the Green Bay Packersí secondary. He sat out Sunday's game at Lambeau Field with a sore knee. File/Gannett Wisconsin Media

Turns out the Green Bay Packers didnít have Calvin Johnson to worry about in Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions.

The Lions wide receiver was among the teamís seven inactive players due to knee soreness that had him listed as questionable on Fridayís injury report.

In his previous six games, the 6-foot-5 receiver averaged six catches for 114 yards against the Packersí secondary. It was expected that Sam Shields would draw the assignment against Williams on the perimeter, but that will no longer be the case.

The Lions were already playing without veteran receiver Nate Burleson, who recently broke his arm when his SUV crashed while he was reaching for a pizza.

The Packers will be without cornerback Casey Hayward (hamstring), running back James Starks (knee) and offensive lineman Greg Van Roten (foot) and have deactivated tight end Brandon Bostick, outside linebacker Nate Palmer, and defensive linemen C.J. Wilson and Josh Boyd.

Lions running back Mikel Leshoure will also be inactive for the fourth consecutive game. The 2011 second-round pick has yet to play in a game this season.

The Lions' other inactive players: quarterback Kellen Moore, cornerback Jonte Green, guard Leroy Harris, and tackle LaAdrian Waddle.

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