Lions receiver Calvin Johnson participated in all three practices this week, paving the way for him to be fully active for Sunday's game against the Bengals. (Daniel Mears / The Detroit News)
Allen Park — For the third day in a row, Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson (knee) was extremely active during the portion of practice open to the media.
While there's no way to know how much pain he's in, the Lions’ offensive star appears to be ready for a full slate in Sunday's game against the Bengals at Ford Field.
Rookie running back Theo Riddick (concussion) returned to practice for the first time since suffering the brain injury in Week 5 against the Packers.
If Joique Bell (ribs) is limited Sunday, Riddick or Mikel Leshoure could have a bigger role in the Lions backfield, but Bell did practice every day this week.
The only players sitting out Friday were safety Louis Delmas (knee), right tackle Jason Fox (knee), tight end Tony Scheffler (concussion) and wide receiver Nate Burleson (forearm), but Burleson did make an appearance.
During the early portion of practice, Burleson caught a few passes on some simple routes, but he only used his right arm to make the catches. Burleson wore a sleeve on his left arm.
Linebacker Ashlee Palmer (ankle) returned to practice Friday after his typical day off Thursday.