A day later, Kubiak was singing a different tune.
Johnson missed the majority of Thursday's practice. We hope to have a better read on his status after Friday, but it sounds like there will be no definitive answer until the hours leading up to Sunday's game versus the St. Louis Rams.
Here's the rest of Thursday's injury news:
1. New York Giants running back David Wilson is expected to miss three weeks with a neck injury. According to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, there's still a possibility that Wilson's season might be over once he consults a specialist on Monday.
2. Calvin Johnson (knee) returned to practice on Thursday, a positive sign for his chances of playing for the Detroit Lions at Cleveland. Coach Jim Schwartz said the wide receiver will be a game-time decision, per the Detroit Free Press.
3. After Stevie Johnson missed practice again on Thursday, Buffalo Bills coach Doug Marrone said it's going to be a "tough call" as to whether the wide receiver will play through a back injury and mourning a death in the family. The Bills go up against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.
6. The Cowboys' official website expects wide receiver Miles Austin (hamstring) to play on "Sunday Night Football" versus the Washington Redskins after a second straight practice on Thursday. Rookie Terrance Williams' snaps likely would be scaled back if Austin suits up for Dallas.