Stafford, Johnson will be game-time decisions

Detroit Free Press - [Full Article]

Lions coach Jim Schwartz said Friday quarterback Matthew Stafford and wide receiver Calvin Johnson will be game-time decisions Sunday against St. Louis.

Both are recovering from right knee injuries. Stafford has missed two games, Johnson one. Stafford has practiced all week. Johnson was limited Thursday and Friday. Both players were listed as questionable for Sunday's game on the injury report.

"Both of them have made a lot of progress over the last couple weeks," Schwartz said. "I've said before: The bye came at a good time for us. I don't think any of them are 100% yet, but they're getting closer."

Johnson seemed to do less Friday than he did Thursday in the portion of practice open to reporters. He went through some drills and then jogged around the field.

"We're just trying to not overwork it, you know?" Johnson said. "I don't want to mess it up even more than it is."

Schwartz said Johnson did not have to practice fully to play.

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