Johnson has been battling a knee injury that kept him out of Week 5 and severely limited him in last weekend's win over the Browns. Johnson played just 39 snaps that game and was limited in practice this past week, but looks to see his activity level increase against the Bengals.
The Lions will be without receiver Nate Burleson, who is still recovering from a broken arm, and tight end Tony Scheffler, who is still suffering concussion symptoms. Linebacker Ashlee Palmer, safety Louis Delmas, and cornerback Rashean Mathis are all active, as is running back Joique Bell, who injured his ribs last week against Cleveland.
Kellen Moore, Jonte Green, Theo Riddick, LeRoy Harris and Jason Fox are also inactive for the Lions.
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