Calvin Johnson will sit again
ALLEN PARK No one will be happier to see wide receiver Calvin Johnson return to the field than quarterback Matthew Stafford.
Hes a pretty easy target to hit. It will be great when he gets out there and makes some defenses adjust to him, Stafford said.
Johnson didnt play in the preseason opener a week ago and will sit out Saturday nights preseason game at Cleveland.
Still, coach Jim Schwartz does not seem too concerned. Johnson has missed most of training camp with a bum right thumb.
Theres been no setback, he had a bruised thumb and we were very cautious with it. ... The one thing we didnt want to do was turn it into a lingering problem, Schwartz said.
Johnson, who no longer wears a cast on his hand, participates in many of the individual drills but has not caught passes other than a few soft ones on a daily basis.
You never have to worry about him work ethic-wise, hes going to get all his work in, Schwartz said.