Allen Park — The Lions have no plans to rest any players in their season finale Sunday against the Chicago Bears (1 p.m., FOX).
Wide receiver Calvin Johnson has been nursing an ankle injury the entire second half of the season, but coach Jim Caldwell said the team won’t use any extra caution in a game with zero playoff implications.
“We look at everybody’s health and situation according to if they’re ready to play,” Caldwell said Wednesday. “If they can play, they’re going to play, no matter who it is.”
The Lions, of course, have been playing relatively meaningless games since the Rams eliminated them from postseason contention in Week 14.
Johnson (ankle), defensive end Jason Jones (neck) and center Travis Swanson (shoulder) missed practice Wednesday.
Running back Ameer Abdullah (shoulder), safety Isa Abdul-Quddus (shoulder), linebacker Josh Bynes (thumb), cornerback Nevin Lawson (shoulder), defensive tackle Haloti Ngata (foot) and right tackle Michael Ola (knee) were all limited.
Johnson has produced admirably for the most part since suffering the injury in Week 8, though he’s not on the same pace as before the injury. In the first eight games, he had 48 catches for 659 yards and three touchdowns. In the past seven, he’s had 30 catches for 418 yards and five touchdowns.