‘Megatron’ Calvin Johnson out vs. Browns with injured knee
Detroit Lions’ star wide receiver Calvin Johnson sat out Thursday night’s matchup with the Cleveland Browns due to a bruised knee he has been nursing.
The AP reported that Patrick Edwards would get the start in place of ‘Megatron’. Johnson is not believed to be seriously hurt at all, but the Lions are likely playing it safe with their star and giving other receivers chance to prove themselves. Besides, in the Lion’s preseason opener Johnson caught three passes for 58 yards, according to NBC Sports.
Johnson didn’t practice on Tuesday, and the knee has been continued to bothering him, but it is not something the Lions seem to be worried about.
Also out for the Lions against Cleveland were safeties Louis Delmas and John Wendling, cornerbacks Chris Greenwood and Jonte Green, and tight end Matt Veldman, per Blogs.DetroitLions.com. Cornerback Ron Bartell and defensive end Israel Idonije did play.
The Lions fell to the Browns in their second preseason game, 24-6. Brandon Weeden threw for 117 yards and two touchdowns while Matthew Stafford threw for just 74 yards during each of their time on the field. Josh Gordon hauled in 3 catches for 72 yards for Cleveland and tight end Jordan Cameron caught two touchdowns in the Browns winning effort. For Detroit, new running back Reggie Bush ran for 15 yards on eight carries, but led the team in receiving with five catches going for 44 yards.