Calvin Johnson would not talk about his injuries last season -- not about the knees that ached or the finger that was busted. When asked about his health, he'd deflect the questions even though it became obvious he wasn't himself on the field.

He would miss practice -- something he's loath to do -- and he felt that affected his play in games. And now, in May, with his knees and finger healed, Johnson talked briefly about the problems his injuries caused him last season.

"It bothered me enough to where I had to get [the right knee] drained every week," Johnson said Wednesday. "The finger, it was stuck at 90 degrees. It's good to have those things freed up right now."

Johnson has been practicing during OTAs, attempting to learn the Detroit Lions' new offense along with his teammates. He is able to participate fully because he can move and catch better.