Injury roundup: Megatron active; Giants' Beason out


Megatron will battle his former head coach Sunday afternoon when the Detroit Lions host the Buffalo Bills -- and defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz.

After telling teammates he would play, Calvin Johnson has been listed as active for Sunday's game.

Johnson missed two days of practice but returned on a limited basis on Friday.

Megatron will be on the field, but there is a chance he could play more of a decoy role than that of a prominent pass-catcher, as he did last week (with two receptions) against the New York Jets. He reportedly looked good during pregame warmups.

Last week, Golden Tate became just the fourth Lion to out-gain Johnson by more than 100 receiving yards in a game. Expect Tate to play a big role once again.

Some other injury news we are following Sunday:

» Tavon Austin will suit up for the Rams.

» Giants middle linebacker Jon Beason (foot, toe) will not play.

» On the positive side for Big Blue, receiver Odell Beckham will play.

» Both Arian Foster and Andre Johnson will play for the Texans.

» The Panthers will be without running backs DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart and will start Darrin Reaves against the Bears.

» Brandon Marshall and Jared Allen are both good to go for Chicago.

» Terrell Suggs is active for the Ravens against the Colts.

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