Report: Lions placing RB Johnson on IR

Detroit running back Kerryon Johnson’s season is over, with ESPN reporting Wednesday that the Lions will place the promising rookie on injured reserve.Johnson has not played since spraining his left knee in the Lions’ 20-19 victory against Carolina on Nov. 18. The decision to place him on IR comes with the Lions being officially out of the playoff race.A second-round pick in 2018 out of Auburn, Johnson rushed 118 times for 641 yards (5.4-yard average) and three touchdowns and caught 32 passes for 213 yards and one score in 10 games with seven starts.