ALLEN PARK — Calvin Johnson was among four Detroit Lions who didn’t practice on Wednesday in preparation to play the Chicago Bears on Sunday.
Johnson, who broke Jerry Rice’s single season receiving yards record on Saturday night, has been dealing with a knee injury for most of the season. He’s missed plenty of practices but no games.
Also missing were safety Louis Delmas (knee), who started the last two games; Sammie Hill who has started the last two games in place of Nick Fairley who was placed on injured reserve; and tight end Brandon Pettigrew who has not played since he sprained his ankle on Dec. 9 at Green Bay.
Kenny Albert and Tony Siragusa will call the game on FOX with a 1 p.m kickoff. The Bears are favored by three points per America’s Line.
The NFL will announce the Pro Bowl rosters at 7 p.m. on the NFL Network in a special edition of Total Access.
(Paula Pasche covers the Lions. Follow her on Twitter @PaulaPasche. Read her Lions Lowdown blog at oplions.blogspot.com.)