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Calvin Johnson Opens Up About Concussions, Has No Idea How Many He Had

Calvin Johnson walked away from the NFL while he still could, a decision that perplexed people at the time. The Detroit Lions shockingly announced his retirement in March, a surprising move for an all-time receiver seemingly still in his prime. However, it’s becoming clear that Johnson has paid close attention to his health and how playing professional football could affect his...
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Calvin Johnson on painkillers: ‘They were giving them out like candy’

Former Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson spoke up about his tenure in the National Football League just recently on ESPN’s E:60. The recently retired future Hall of Fame pass catcher gave up football at the young age of 30. And we are now starting to understand one of the primary reasons why he hung up his cleats. It’s no real surprise that injuries and bumps/bruises...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Calvin Johnson says he would have had harder time retiring if Lions had been contenders

When Calvin Johnson announced his retirement, there were some who believed that it was because he’d grown tired of the losing culture that permeates the Detroit Lions’ organization. It turns out that, while not the primary reason, Detroit’s history of failure made it easier for Johnson to walk away. Johnson told ESPN’s Michael Smith in an interview for “E:60” that, while...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Calvin Johnson: “I’m not coming back”

Calvin Johnson will not be returning to an NFL field near you anytime soon. The former Detroit Lions receiver said at his southeast Michigan football camp on Saturday that he has no intention of returning to the NFL in his first public comments since retiring in March. “I’m not coming back,” Johnson said Saturday, via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. “You ain’t...
Via Larry Brown Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Calvin Johnson: ‘I’m not coming back’

Calvin Johnson, like Barry Sanders before him, retired during the prime of his career with the Detroit Lions, and he’s happy about his decision. Speaking with reporters at a football camp Saturday morning, Johnson, formerly known by many in football circles as Megatron, made it clear he is not going to come back to the game. “I’m not coming back,” Johnson said, laughing...
Via Sportsnaut
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Matthew Stafford underplays the loss of Calvin Johnson

The Detroit Lions head into the 2016 season without one of the best players in franchise history after wide receiver Calvin Johnson announced his retirement during the spring. For a team that struggled through a seven-win 2015 campaign, this loss should have a severe impact in its ability to contend for a playoff spot this upcoming season. After all, Johnson has been the team...
Via Sportsnaut
June 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Calvin Johnson shows off gross finger injury (pic)

Former Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson, sometimes known as Megatron, hung up the cleats after nine seasons in the NFL, citing his long-term health despite still playing at an elite level. Now the globe might better understand why. Megatron took to Instagram Friday to show off a picture of his injured digit, including a surgery pic that is absolutely not for the faint of...
Via The Sports Daily
June 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Nightmare fuel: Calvin Johnson posts pics from surgery on mangled finger

Calvin Johnson may have hung up his cleats for good after announcing his retirement in March after an outstanding nine-year NFL career with the Detroit Lions, but the toll football took on his body apparently needed to documented. Case in point: The wide receiver suffered a gruesome finger injury during the 2013 season, something that prevented the digit from bending normally...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
June 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Lions thank Calvin Johnson, he thanks … his pizza delivery guy?

The Detroit Lions paid tribute to one of the best players ever to don the team’s jersey by taking out a full-page ad in Sunday’s edition of the Detroit Free Press to thank Calvin Johnson for his many contributions to the organization during his stellar nine-year NFL career after the wide receiver announced his retirement last week. Johnson, meanwhile, took to social media...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
March 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Calvin Johnson announces he is retiring

Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson has decided to retire. The team said in a statement Tuesday morning that Johnson has filed retirement papers with the NFL in advance of the new league year, which begins on Wednesday. All signs throughout the offseason have pointed to Johnson retiring, as he reportedly told friends and family after the season that he is calling it a career...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 08, 2016  |  Discuss

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