Lions' Johnson, Quin questionable for Packers game
The Lions will have several game-time decisions with injured players Thursday night against the Packers (8:25 p.m., CBS and NFL Network).
Six starters are listed as questionable for the NFC North game at Ford Field, and even though some will surely play, there’s a chance the Lions will be severely shorthanded as they try to win their fourth straight game.
Wide receiver Calvin Johnson (ankle), safety Glover Quin (ankle), defensive tackle Caraun Reid (ankle), right guard Larry Warford (concussion), center Travis Swanson (ankle) and kicker Matt Prater (illness) are all questionable after practicing a varied amount this week.
Wide receiver Lance Moore (ankle) is out after missing practice all week, so TJ Jones could have an opportunity to contribute on offense.
Warford will likely be available after being a full participant in practice all week. The Lions didn’t practice Wednesday, but had to project participation and listed Warford full once again.
The team listed Johnson as limited Wednesday after sitting Tuesday and being limited Monday. Johnson has been dealing with his injury since Week 8 but has not missed a game.
Quin was limited in all three practices, which is a good sign he’ll continue his ironman streak and start his 96th straight game.
Reid and Swanson were non-participants the past two practices after being limited Monday. It’s unclear which defensive tackle would replace Reid if necessary, but if Swanson can’t play, Manny Ramirez would likely start at center.
The Lions listed Prater as limited Wednesday after he sat the previous two days, but considering they haven’t signed another kicker, he’ll likely play.
Wide receiver Golden Tate (calf), safety James Ihedigbo (hamstring) and defensive tackle Gabe Wright (ankle) are probable for the Lions.
For the Packers, wide receiver Ty Montgomery (ankle) is out. Offensive linemen Bryan Bulaga (ankle), T.J. Lang (shoulder) and Corey Linsley (ankle) and cornerback Damarious Randall (knee/hamstring) are questionable.