Lions WR Calvin Johnson "looks good"

Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Wide receiver Calvin Johnson is returning from a knee injury and will appear to have a significant role against the Bengals this weekend.

For the second time this week, Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson practiced. On Wednesday, the star receiver was limited to individual drills, doing the same during Thursday's session. Detroit Lions beat writer Tim Twentyman at DetroitLions.com wrote:

He ran routes and went through drills in the portion of practice open to the media and looked the most comfortable he has since injuring his right knee vs. Chicago Sept. 29.

Twentyman wrote that today is a "good sign he can be a bigger participant in Sunday's game vs. Cincinnati." Safety Louis Delmas returned to practice after resting on Wednesday, but tight end Tony Scheffler (concussion) sat on Thursday. Wide receiver Nate Burleson (forearm) has already been declared out.

Johnson suffered a sprained right knee during Detroit's 40-32 win over the Chicago Bears in week four, preventing him from playing the following week against the Green Bay Packers. Johnson returned to the lineup during Detroit's 31-17 win over the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, but played only 51 percent of the offensive snaps while hauling in three receptions for 25 yards receiving.

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