Megatron tested out his ankle pregame, running on the field at Wembley Stadium in London, where the Lionswill take on the Atlanta Falcons, but the wide receiver was unable to play. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported the Lions' hope was to get Johnson a full month of rest, per a source informed of the Lions' decision.
Roundup: Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes doesn't 'see any problems moving forward' with toe
Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes' toe is fine and dandy, Jets TE Chris Herndon's tight hamstring is OK and the Panthers and Lions signed some second-rounders.
Chiefs HC Andy Reid on Le'Veon Bell: 'I enjoyed my time with him. I'm pulling for him'
Le'Veon Bell let it be known this past weekend that he would never play for Andy Reid and the Chiefs again. Reid responded Thursday with kindness.
Dolphins CB Byron Jones on Xavien Howard holdout: 'It's none of my business'
With fellow Dolphins cornerback Xavien Howard holding out of minicamp, Byron Jones said Thursday he'd love to have him back, but Howard's contract situation was none of Jones' business.
Dwayne Haskins 'grateful for the opportunity' with Steelers
After being unceremoniously released by Washington near the end of last season, Steelers QB Dwayne Haskins says he is grateful for the chance to learn and grow in Pittsburgh.
Two G.O.A.T.s: Tom Brady, Patrick Mahomes share 'Madden NFL 22' cover
Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes will share the cover of "Madden NFL 22," EA Sports announced Thursday, less than a year after the two squared off in the Super Bowl.
Broncos OC Pat Shurmur on QB battle: Both Bridgewater, Lock 'getting better'
In one of the NFL's most prominent quarterback competitions, Broncos offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur noted that Drew Lock and Teddy Bridgewater have each improved throughout minicamp.
Bears WR Allen Robinson preparing to play on one-year franchise tag in 2021
Playing on the franchise tag in 2021, Bears WR Allen Robinson said he's OK with playing on the one-year deal if a long-term contract isn't presented by the July 15 deadline.
Tyler Lockett: OC Shane Waldron's offense brings 'more freedom' to Seahawks WRs
The Seattle Seahawks inherit a new offense after the hiring of OC Shane Waldron this offseason and WR Tyler Lockett says it will bring more freedom to the wide receiving corps.
Drew Brees lauds Justin Herbert: 'His physical tools are as good as anybody I've ever seen'
Retired star Drew Brees took in a Chargers practice Wednesday as part of his new analyst role with NBC. Brees noted afterward that it was just the third time he's encountered Justin Herbert. That was enough for him to draw at least one striking conclusion about the 23-year-old QB.
Woody Johnson 'couldn't be more excited' about state of Jets after returning from ambassador term
Jets owner Woody Johnson has returned from his civic service as the United States ambassador to the United Kingdom, and he likes the changes he's seen from his professional football club.
Around The NFL Podcast: 'Does this matter?' with Patrick Claybon
A room filled with some heroes – Gregg Rosenthal, Marc Sessler and Patrick Claybon bring you the latest news in the NFL and determine what actually matters.