ALLEN PARK — Calvin Johnson, who sat out Sunday’s game with an injured left knee, did not practice with the Lions today (Wednesday). It was the first game he had missed since the end of the 2010 season.
Also missing were: Jason Fox, who injured his knee during the game Sunday; Theo Riddick who suffered a concussion; Tony Scheffler who didn’t finish the game; Chris Houston who played 100 percent of the snaps but was questionable before the game with a hamstring; and Louis Delmas who rarely practices with his bad knee.
Surprising to see WR Nate Burleson, who broke his left arm Sept. 24, run onto the field before practice.
He did the early stretches and also participated in some of the individual wide receiver drills. When they were asked to catch or hold a football, he used a tennis ball instead. He was expected to have the hard cast removed on Tuesday.
The Lions (3-2) play at the Cleveland Browns (3-2) on Sunday. The game will air on FOX with Tom McCarthy and Heath Evans calling the game and Lisa Byington working the sideline.