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Lions injury report: Calvin Johnson probable, Brandon Pettigrew doubtful

Detroit is relatively healthy heading into its game against the Falcons on Saturday, though its starting tight end appears unlikely to play.


The Detroit Lions may be without a couple of players when they face the Atlanta Falcons on Saturday night. Tight end Brandon Pettigrew (ankle) is doubtful, while safety Louis Delmas (knee) is questionable. Pettigrew wasn't able to practice Friday; he has 57 receptions for 556 yards and three touchdowns this season. Delmas has been limited by injury to just six games.

Wide receiver Calving Johnson (knee), running back Mikel Leshoure (calf), cornerback Don Carey (knee), linebacker DeAndre Levy (ankle) and cornerback Chris Houston (hamstring) are probable. Johnson, who hasn't missed a game for Detroit all season, was limited during the last day of practice. He has a career-best 106 receptions this season and is likely to set a new career high in receiving yardage as well. Leshoure has made 12 starts for Detroit this year and has 695 yards rushing as well as eight touchdowns.

The Lions host the Falcons at 8:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, with television coverage from ESPN.

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