Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson sat out a second consecutive day of practice, but his Achilles injury isn't expected to keep him out of Saturday's wild-card matchup against the New Orleans Saints.
It's not unusual for Johnson to miss practice to rest. The Pro Bowl receiver sat out most of practice last week with an Achilles issue before catching 11 passes for 244 yards and one touchdown in this past Sunday's 45-41 loss to the Green Bay Packers.
"This time of year, you are just trying to stay healthy and get right," Johnson told The Detroit News on Wednesday. "These are some big games and you definitely want to be on the field."
Safety Louis Delmas was limited in practice but was able to take the field for the second consecutive day. He missed the last five games of the regular season with a medial collateral injury in his knee. Lions coach Jim Schwartz called Delmas the "soul" of the team's defense following practice Tuesday, per the team's official website.
"Football is in him," Schwartz said. "It's what he likes to do, and it shows in game day and it shows in practice. I think that (has a) contagious nature to it. There is an attitude to playing defense, and Delmas has that."
Lions wide receiver Titus Young returned to practice after sitting out Tuesday, and defensive tackle Corey Williams (hip) practiced for the second consecutive day. The Lions listed cornerbacks Aaron Berry (shoulder), Chris Houston (hand, knee) and Alphonso Smith (foot); defensive tackle Nick Fairley (foot); safety Chris Harris (back) and running back Kevin Smith (ankle, knee) as limited.
The Lions dodged a potential problem after Smith and tight end Tony Scheffler collided during Wednesday's workout. Both players returned to finish the practice.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.