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Calvin Johnson returns to Detroit Lions practice

After sitting out last month's minicamp to rehab offseason knee and finger surgeries, Calvin Johnson resumed practicing for the Detroit Lions on Wednesday.


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The knee affected Johnson's 2013 season to the point that he had to get it drained every week for a long stretch. The finger was stuck at "90 degrees" prior to the procedure to fix it.

Johnson is not yet 100 percent recovered from the knee scope, but he expects to be there by the time training camp rolls around in late July.

"I feel pretty good right now," Johnson said Wednesday, via Fox Sports Detroit. "I'm out here working, taking all my reps for the most part. Knee's feeling good, hand's feeling good. I can't complain."

Lions fans can rest assured that Megatron is already feeling good enough to leave new offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi in awe of the beastly wide receiver's athleticism.

"You've got to be careful not to be a fan when you're watching him," Lombardi said. "It's really unbelievable when you see him in person, just how big and strong and fast he is."

After the wear and tear of taking on constant double- and triple-teams the past two years, Johnson's body should take less pounding with Golden Tate and Eric Ebron keeping defenses honest.

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