Megatron sat out the entire week with the knee and ankle injuries that limited his availability against the New York Giants in Week 16. Coach Jim Schwartz told reporters Friday that the Lions will make "a group decision" about Johnson's availability prior to kickoff.
We wouldn't be surprised to see Detroit sit their All-Pro wide receiver in what shapes up as a meaningless last stand for this disappointing Lions squad.
Here's the rest of Friday's injury news:
1. Tony Romo's status for Sunday night is no longer a mystery. Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett announced Friday that Romo underwent back surgery and will be placed on injured reserve. That means Kyle Orton will start against the Eagles in a game that will decide the NFC East.
2. The Broncos will go another week without Wes Welker. Despite returning to practice on a limited basis, the receiver has been ruled out of Denver's Week 17 finale against the Oakland Raiders. It marks the third consecutive missed start for Welker, who suffered a concussion in Week 14 against the Tennessee Titans.
3. The Minnesota Vikings have listed star running back Adrian Peterson as doubtful for Sunday's finale against the Lions. Peterson continues to deal with groin and foot issues that have slowed his production. With Toby Gerhart out with a hamstring injury, look for a heavy dose of Matt Asiata out of the backfield.
4. With Bills quarterback EJ Manuel listed as doubtful with a PCL sprain, Buffalo coach Doug Marrone announced that Thad Lewis will make his second straight start in Sunday's meeting with the New England Patriots. Also for the Bills, receiver Steve Johnson is out because of a death in the family while safety Aaron Williams is a scratch because of a rib injury.
5. Patriots receiver Josh Boyce will miss Week 17 with an ankle injury. Safety Devin McCourty is doubtful with a concussion, while cornerbacks Kyle Arrington (groin) and Alfonzo Dennard (knee, shoulder) are questionable. New England also listed Shane Vereen (groin), defensive end Rob Ninkovich (ankle), offensive tackle Nate Solder (concussion) and linebacker Brandon Spikes (knee) as questionable for the Buffalo tilt.
6. Panthers wideout Steve Smith will miss Carolina's matchup against the Atlanta Falcons with the knee injury he suffered in last Sunday's win over the New Orleans Saints. Quarterback Cam Newton (ankle) is probable and we fully expect him to play.
7. Packers pass rusher Clay Matthews is out against the Bears after undergoing surgery on his fractured thumb. Chicago, meanwhile, is relatively healthy outside of receiver Earl Bennett being listed as questionable with a family issue.
9. The Ravens have a flood of questionable players including pass rusher Elvis Dumervil (ankle), offensive lineman Gino Gradkowski (knee), running back Ray Rice (thigh) and wide receiver Torrey Smith (thigh). Also for Baltimore, cornerback Asa Jackson (thigh) is doubtful.
17. Mario Manningham's comeback campaign is over in San Francisco. The 49ers on Friday announced that the veteran wide receiver has been placed on injured reserve with a setback to his surgically repaired left knee.
18. Chiefs coach Andy Reid announced that receiver Dwayne Bowe will miss Sunday's finale against the San Diego Chargers with concussion symptoms. Meanwhile, pass rusher Tamba Hali (knee) is a scratch.
21. One more out of Dallas, where pass rusher DeMarcus Ware is questionable with back and elbow issues.
We break down all the Week 17 games on the latest "Around The League Podcast."