This week should be a slightly less stressful one for Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi.
Questions about how defenses should handle the wide receiver duo of Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate produced more questions than answers.
“Feeling good,” Johnson said. “Back to my normal routine.”
Johnson has not played since Oct. 5, when he aggravated an ankle injury in a game against the Buffalo Bills.
If the Detroit Lions are going to make the playoffs, they need their offensive weapons to get healthy and stay healthy.
Johnson will be honored at the at the “Detroit Lions Courage House Dinner” with the Ed Block Courage Award, which is given annually to a Lions player who exemplifies sportsmanship and has overcome injury or adversity to excel on the field.
Johnson participated in limited practice Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
In some ways, an NFL game in London can be approached the way colleges approach a bowl game, Caldwell said.
Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson is still a doubt for Detroit’s game against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday in London.
Johnson spoke with NFL Media in London on Tuesday and provided a bit of detail about his ongoing recovery.