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Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson inactive for Detroit's game against Falcons in London

  • Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson, who is recovering from an injury, holds a ball during a training session at Pennyhill Park Hotel in Bagshot, England, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014.  The Atlanta Falcons will play the Detroit Lions in an NFL football game at London's Wembley Stadium on Sunday.  (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

    Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson, who is recovering from an injury, holds a ball during a training session at Pennyhill Park Hotel in Bagshot, England, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. The Atlanta Falcons will play the Detroit Lions in an NFL football game at London's Wembley Stadium on Sunday. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)  (The Associated Press)

  • Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson, 81, who is recovering from an injury, stands with his teammates during a training session at Pennyhill Park Hotel in Bagshot, England, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. The Atlanta Falcons will play the Detroit Lions in an NFL football game at London's Wembley Stadium on Sunday.  (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

    Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson, 81, who is recovering from an injury, stands with his teammates during a training session at Pennyhill Park Hotel in Bagshot, England, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. The Atlanta Falcons will play the Detroit Lions in an NFL football game at London's Wembley Stadium on Sunday. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)  (The Associated Press)

Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson was inactive for Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons at Wembley Stadium.

Johnson, who aggravated his right ankle injury three weeks ago against Buffalo, has missed the last two Lions (5-2) games, both victories.

Lions running back Reggie Bush was also inactive, along with tackle LaAdrian Waddle and three tight ends, Joseph Fauria, Eric Ebron and Brandon Pettigrew.

For the Falcons (2-5), defensive end Jonathan Babineaux, cornerback Javier Arenas, wide receiver Freddie Martino and quarterback Sean Renfree were inactive.

The Lions and Falcons have byes next week, giving Johnson and the others two more weeks to heal before Detroit hosts Miami on Nov. 9 and Atlanta plays at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.