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CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 14:  Calvin Johnson #81 of the Detroit Lions makes a catch as Melvin White #23 of the Carolina Panthers defends during their game at Bank of America Stadium on September 14, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Panthers won 24-7.  (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Johnson Inactive For Lions Against Saints

Calvin Johnson will miss a second straight game for the Detroit Lions because of an ankle injury.

97.1 The Ticket–10/19/2014

CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 14:  Calvin Johnson #81 of the Detroit Lions makes a catch as Melvin White #23 of the Carolina Panthers defends during their game at Bank of America Stadium on September 14, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Panthers won 24-7.  (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Johnson Questionable, Ebron Doubtful For Saints Game

Head coach Jim Caldwell indicated early in the day it would take close to a miracle for Johnson to be ready to go.

CBS Detroit–10/17/2014

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - OCTOBER 12:  Quarterback Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions passes the ball against the Minnesota Vikings during the first quarter on October 12, 2014 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)

Absence Of Johnson Gives Unique Opportunity To Other Receivers, Stafford

As bizarre as it might sound, Calvin Johnson’s absence could make Detroit a better team in the long run.

CBS Detroit–10/17/2014

CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 14:   Calvin Johnson #81 and teammate  C.J. Mosley #99 of the Detroit Lions walk off the field after losing to the Carolina Panthers 24-7 during the game at Bank of America Stadium on September 14, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Caldwell On Johnson Playing This Weekend: ‘Miracles Have Happened’

Caldwell said the potential absences of Fauria and Ebron will not influence the decision on whether to play Johnson.

CBS Detroit–10/17/2014

CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 14:  Calvin Johnson #81 of the Detroit Lions catches the ball against  Antoine Cason #20 of the Carolina Panthers during the game at Bank of America Stadium on September 14, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Calvin Johnson Could Miss Second Straight Game Sunday

“Not beating it up, not going out there, rolling it again, that definitely helps,” Johnson said.

CBS Detroit–10/15/2014

Calvin Johnson #81 and teammate C.J. Mosley #99 of the Detroit Lions walk off the field after losing to the Carolina Panthers 24-7 during the game at Bank of America Stadium on September 14, 2014 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Report: Lions Could Be Without Calvin Johnson Until Week 10

According to a report from ESPN, Lions coach Jim Caldwell may be prepared to bench star wide receiver Calvin Johnson until Week 10, meaning he would miss games against New Orleans and Atlanta.

97.1 The Ticket–10/13/2014

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - OCTOBER 12: Golden Tate #15 of the Detroit Lions misses a reception during the third quarter of the game against the Minnesota Vikings on October 12, 2014 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Lions defeated the Vikings 17-3. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Caldwell Optimistic About Lions Offense Despite Dismal Numbers

After six weeks, the Lions rank 27th in points per game (19.3) and 23rd in yards per game (330.2).

CBS Detroit–10/13/2014

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 08: Calvin Johnson #81 of the Detroit Lions catches a first quarter touchdown next to Antrel Rolle #26 of the New York Giants at Ford Field on September 8, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

With Johnson’s Status Unknown, Lombardi Developing Plans For All Possibilities

If Joe Lombardi knows whether wide receiver Calvin Johnson will be available Sunday, he did not tip his hand Thursday.

CBS Detroit–10/09/2014

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 05: head coach Jim Caldwell of the Detroit Lions looks on during the third quarter while playing the Buffalo Bills at Ford Field on October 05, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)

Caldwell Fires Back At NFL.Com Story About Megatron: ‘We’ve Never, Ever Considered Him … A Decoy’

“You’ve never heard me ever use the term ‘decoy,'” Caldwell said.

CBS Detroit–10/09/2014

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 21: Calvin Johnson #81 of the Detroit Lions looks to avoid the tackle by Sam Shields #37 of the Green Bay Packers in the third quarter at Ford Field on September 21, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Calvin Johnson Discusses Ankle Injury, Possibility Of Defenders Targeting It

“Some of these things require some rest,” Johnson said. “You can’t keep on pounding on it and expect it to get better.”

CBS Detroit–10/08/2014

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