Coach Jim Caldwell said it wasn't a "long-term thing" and expects Williams to return in a few days, but even missing that much time is a setback for a guy who is learning a position he has never played.
Johnson has dropped 20 pounds and is showcasing speed off the edge. With starter Ezekiel Ansah sidelined with a shoulder injury, the Lions are taking an extended look at Johnson, giving the journeyman defensive end reps with the first-team defense.
The event brought the community closer to the Lions, and gave the Lions a change of scenery to break up the monotony of camp. It was a very cool event that seemed like a big win for everyone, and is something the Lions should consider repeating in future years.