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Calvin Johnson feeling healthier after offseason operations on knee, finger

FILE - In this May 28, 2014, file photo, Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson talks with the media after an NFL football organized team activity in Allen Park, Mich. Johnson become one of the great players in the history of the Lions, he's also been dependable and durable throughout his career. But toward the end of last season, the bumps and bruises finally seemed to be catching up with the star receiver. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

FILE - In this May 28, 2014, file photo, Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson talks with the media after an NFL football organized team activity in Allen Park, Mich. Johnson become one of the great players in the history of the Lions, he's also been dependable and durable throughout his career. But toward the end of last season, the bumps and bruises finally seemed to be catching up with the star receiver. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)  (The Associated Press)

From his catchy nickname to his sturdy performance on the field, Calvin Johnson often seems indestructible.

So it was a bit startling when the star wide receiver was limited by injuries toward the end of last season, finally sitting out the finale after his Detroit Lions were eliminated from playoff contention.

Johnson had surgery in the offseason on a knee and a finger, both of which caused problems for him in 2013. He still put up terrific numbers for the Lions, but he was held under 100 yards in the last three games he played and couldn't prevent the collapse that kept Detroit out of the postseason.

On Tuesday, "Megatron" was out on the practice field, preparing for what he hopes will be a healthier, more successful season.