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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
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Megatron: I’m content with what I did, not coming back

Former Lions receiver Calvin Johnson says anyone who thinks he might come out of retirement can think again. “I’m not coming back. You don’t have to worry about that,” Johnson told the Detroit Free Press. Johnson said the wear and tear on his body from nine NFL seasons contributed to his decision, but the most…
Via Pro Football Talk
8 hours ago

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
8 hours 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
4 days ago  |  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
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Calvin Johnson shares disturbing photo of his jacked up finger (GRAPHIC)

Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson announced to much surprise in March that he was hanging up his cleats. The 6-foot-5 Megatron frequently played through injuries and that took a toll over nine seasons. On one occasion, Johnson went under the knife to repair a finger he jacked up. But first, the image of Carolina Panthers defensive back Charles Tillman's mangled pinkie that...
Via Fox Sports
15 days ago  |  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
15 days ago  |  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

Report: Megatron's camp upset about notion he's squeezing Lions

Calvin Johnson is still reportedly mulling retirement but has yet to make a decision. Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports reports Johnson’s camp is upset about reports indicating the receiver is trying to squeeze money out of the Detroit Lions right now. “The camp around Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson took exception to recent speculation that Johnson’s retirement thoughts...
Via Sportsnaut
February 28, 2016  |  Discuss

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