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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

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)

Report: Calvin Johnson Frustrated At Playing While Injured

“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.”

CBS Detroit–10/07/2014

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 21: Calvin Johnson #81 of the Detroit Lions tries to avoid the tackle by Tramon Williams #38 of the Green Bay Packers in the fourth quarter at Ford Field on September 21, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan the lions win 19-7. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Caldwell Says He Will Strongly Consider Sitting Calvin Johnson

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.

CBS Detroit–10/06/2014

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 05: Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions looks to throw a second quarter pass against the Buffalo Bills at Ford Field on October 05, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)

Lack Of Protection, Injuries Derail Lions In Ugly Loss To Bills

Stafford completed 18 of 31 passes, had to scramble frequently, threw an interception and took six sacks.

CBS Detroit–10/05/2014

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 08:  Calvin Johnson #81 of the Detroit Lions celebrates with Golden Tate #15 after a 35-14 win over the New York Giants at Ford Field on September 8, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)

Lions’ Calvin Johnson To Play Against Bills

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.

97.1 The Ticket–10/05/2014

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 08:  Calvin Johnson #81 of the Detroit Lions celebrates with Golden Tate #15 after a 35-14 win over the New York Giants at Ford Field on September 8, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)

Caldwell Expects Tate Will Play Sunday, Says ‘We’ll See’ About Johnson

Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate, the top two wide receivers for the Detroit Lions, both missed some practice time this week due to injuries.

CBS Detroit–10/03/2014

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