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Detroit Lions: Five starters sit out practice including Calvin Johnson

ALLEN PARK — Seven Lions — including five starters — sat out practice today (Thursday).

Wide receiver Calvin Johnson (foot), cornerback Chris Houston (toe), cornerback Bill Bentley (concussion), linebacker DeAndre Levy (foot), safety John Wendling (ankle), right tackle LaAdrian Waddle (ankle) and guard Dylan Gandy (injury unknown) did not participate in the early portion of practice open to the media.

Tight ends Dorin Dickerson (concussion) and Brandon Pettigrew (ankle) have been placed on injured reserve while Matt Veldman has been moved up from the practice squad.

The Lions have also re-signed wide receiver Micheal Spurlock.

It was the penultimate practice of the Lions’ season. They will play the Vikings on Sunday in the final game at the Metrodome.

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