Calvin Johnson active today

Calvin Johnson will return after a one-week hiatus and play against the Cleveland Browns.

The Detroit Lions' star receiver is active and will suit up to take on Cleveland. This is big for Detroit as the Browns feature Joe Haden, one of the NFL's premier cornerbacks.

Johnson has been dealing with a knee injury and was forced to miss last week's game against the Packers. Green Bay defeated Detroit 22-9, with a large part being that the defense was able to key in on Reggie Bush without having to worry about Johnson on the outside.

Johnson's presence could open the offense up for Detroit, which thrives on spreading the ball around the field, even when Johnson is the focal point in the pass-heavy attack.

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.

Aaron Wilson
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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