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Tune up: So, yo know how Megatron had offseason knee surgery? Turns out that wasn’t all he had worked on. Calvin Johnson is also recovering from a finger operation, which may explain some of the inexplicable drops he had late in the season which he’d usually grab in his sleep. Both the finger and knee operations were done to correct issues which go back well before this season. He has missed just six games in his seven-year career, so he may have been running a couple quarts low for some time now. Heaven help opposing secondaries if he comes out even stronger and more fit than usual.
Back in action? Kenbrell Thompkins has been officially diagnosed with a concussion, which is why he was limited in practice on Wednesday. Thompkins hasn’t registered a catch in any game since December 1st, although if he is listed as limited in practice, chances are we’ll see him this Sunday. Will he be an active target, though? I wouldn’t take the chance in my Playoff Challenge lineup.
Making up? All the animosity between Terrelle Pryor and the Raiders seems to have taken a turn torwards reconciliation as Pryor has fired agent Jerome Stanley. Stanley somehow believed the Raiders were intentionally trying to get Pryor to fail, but he was pretty productive as a dual-threat at times early in the regular season. Many expect the Raiders to go QB shopping with the fifth pick in the draft, although I’m not entirely convinced they don’t give Pryor one more go of it in 2014.