Lions head coach Jim Caldwell said he did not know whether the team worked out Hayne.
Johnson had said earlier that he seriously doubted the injury would prevent him from making the trip.
Unfortunately for the receiver, he was also asked about multiple stories that surfaced that he was punched in the face by former teammate Percy Harvin who was traded to the Jets over the weekend.
After a slow start, Matthew Stafford had a big fourth quarter in leading the Detroit Lions to a big win over the New Orleans Saints
Detroit’s stout defense deserves much of the credit for the Lions being 2-0 without Calvin Johnson, and so does wide receiver Golden Tate.
“Me and Diggs switched up something we had been doing all game and gave a different look,” Glover Quin explained after the game.
Tate joined the Lions in free agency this season.
Calvin Johnson will miss a second straight game for the Detroit Lions because of an ankle injury.
Detroit will face the Saints for the first time since that playoff game in January 2012 — and boy have things changed.
Well we did it — sweet perfection in week six with five up and five down. Let’s make it 10 for 10.
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