“Some of these things require some rest,” Johnson said. “You can’t keep on pounding on it and expect it to get better.”
“You know he is a gamer,” Rapoport said, per NFL.com, “but he wants to make sure he gets this ankle healed for the long haul.”
Johnson had 19 catches for 329 yards in Detroit’s first three games. In the last two weeks, he has caught just three passes for 19 yards.
Stafford completed 18 of 31 passes, had to scramble frequently, threw an interception and took six sacks.
Receiver Calvin Johnson will start for the Detroit Lions despite a sore ankle, while the Buffalo Bills will be minus two defensive starters on Sunday.
Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate, the top two wide receivers for the Detroit Lions, both missed some practice time this week due to injuries.
Wide receivers Calvin Johnson of the Detroit Lions and Eric Decker of the New York Jets are both active and will play Sunday.
Calvin Johnson is looming for the New York Jets’ still-shaky secondary.
Green Bay Packers cornerbacks Sam Shields and Tramon Williams are bracing for another matchup with Calvin Johnson.
“You don’t find a guy who is that size who can run a 4.3 like he does,” Harper said of the 6-foot-5, 236-pound Johnson. “He has the whole package.”