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Detroit Lions: Calvin Johnson, Chris Houston among inactives vs. Vikings

Calvin Johnson, who didn’t practice all week with a lingering knee injury, is inactive for the Lions’ season-ending game at Minnesota.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Sunday morning that Johnson’s knee will require offseason surgery which is the opposite of what coach Jim Schwartz has said.

Johnson played last Sunday against the Giants but was extremely limited.

Kevin Ogletree will start in his place.

Other inactives for Detroit are: Cornerback Chris Houston, cornerback Bill Bentley, cornerback Jonte Green, right tackle LaAdrian Waddle, guard Dylan Gandy and quarterback Kellen Moore.

Jason Fox will start at right tackle for Waddle while rookie Darius Slay will start at corner for Houston.

A win today and the Lions would finish 5-1 in the NFC North after going 0-6 in 2012. Doesn’t really matter, though.

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