Calvin Johnson absent from practice

The Lions were without Calvin Johnson at practice for the second consecutive day, according to the team's official website.

A knee injury has given Johnson some problems throughout this year. He missed the Green Bay game as a result and wasn't at full strength against the Browns.

With Johnson missing the two most crucial days of practice, his status will be closer to 50/50 for Sunday's game.

Defensive end Ziggy Ansah was also absent from practice on Thursday.

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Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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