On Monday, the day after the Lions season concluded, Kerryon Johnson acknowledged his injured knee is in good shape, and if the team had made an unlikely late-season run, he probably could have been available to play this weekend.
"I’m very close," Johnson said. "I wish we would have made the playoffs. It is what it is."
Prior to the Nov. 18 injury, Johnson had been playing well and trending toward stealing big workloads while also trending toward a 1,000-yard season. He finished his debut campaign with 641 yards on 118 carries (5.4 YPC), while chipping in another 213 yards on 32 receptions.