The New Orleans Saints will likely have Jimmy Graham in Week 7 when they face the Detroit Lions. The all-Pro tight end is battling a shoulder that he suffered in Week 5 vs. Tampa Bay, but the team's Bye Week may have been enough for it to heal to the point he can play vs. Detroit. The Saints will likely use Graham in red-zone packages
On the other side, Lions All-Pro receiver Calvin Johnson’s sprained ankle may hold him out again this week. Even though head coach Jim Caldwell has suggested it will take a miracle for Johnson to play on Sunday, Johnson is officially questionable, which means there’s a 50-50 chance he’ll play.
Still don't expect to see Johnson play this week.
Kelvin Benjamin and Jimmy Graham look ready to play. AJ Green and Calvin Johnson don't. Plan accordingly.— Will Carroll (@injuryexpert) October 19, 2014
Have no injury concerns with any player listed probable. Don't expect to see Calvin Johnson or AJ Green this week.— Jene Bramel (@JeneBramel) October 19, 2014
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Caroline Panthers receiver Kelvin Benjamin (concussion) has been cleared to play Week 7 against the Green Bay Packers.
Benjamin gets the green light just in time for a delicious matchup against a Green Bay secondary that will be down top cornerback in Sam Shields (knee) and could be missing No. 2 CB Tramon Williams (ankle). Benjamin is in for a big day.