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Matthew Stafford: Things will be ‘obviously different’ without Calvin Johnson

Calvin Johnson shocked the NFL world in March when he officially announced his retirement at the age of 30. Matthew Stafford, Johnson’s longtime Detroit Lions teammate, understands that things — both on and off the field — will be a lot different without Megatron in the fold. Stafford pointed out that there were already plenty of changes in store for the Lions offense under...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Corey Fuller thought Megatron was joking about retirement

Calvin Johnson had apparently been long considering retirement, apparently telling his teammate Corey Fuller about his plans early in the season, according to But Fuller thought Johnson was joking. “Every time he mentioned it to me, I kind of took it as a joke,” Fuller said Thursday night. “Like, ‘Yeah, whatever. No you’re not.’ It wasn’t until close the...
Via The Comeback
24 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: Lions pushing for decision from Calvin Johnson

The Detroit Lions’ off-season plans are currently being held hostage by future Hall of Fame wide receiver Calvin Johnson who is contemplating retirement. Johnson, 30, is set to count $24 million against the cap in 2016. If it’s still on the books when free agency starts, the Lions will have $34 million to spend. If not, they will be among the five teams with the most cap room...
Via Sportsnaut
March 07, 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

Lions GM: Calvin Johnson has not made retirement decision

As NFL teams work to evaluate talent at the Scouting Combine and figure out what their needs are heading into 2016, the Detroit Lions are still waiting to determine if they will be left with a major hole at wide receiver. Lions GM Bob Quinn told reporters on Wednesday that Calvin Johnson has yet to inform the team if he will play next season. “I have spoken to Calvin, I did speak...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Calvin Johnson hasn't informed Lions of retirement decision

Despite reports that Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson told his family and coach Jim Caldwell that 2015 was his final year, president Rod Wood said that Megatron has yet to inform him of his final decision. “It’s still in Calvin’s camp to make a decision. I talked to him on Monday,” Wood said, per Mike O’Hara of the Lions’ official website. “Bob Quinn...
Via Sportsnaut
February 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Jerry Rice: Johnson is retiring at age I entered my prime

Calvin Johnson is expected to retire from the NFL before his 31st birthday, which is almost unheard of for a player of his caliber who is still capable of performing at a high level. To Jerry Rice, it could not be more foreign of a concept. On Wednesday, Rice noted that he was still smack-dab in the middle of his prime when he was Johnson’s age. “It’s just unfortunate to...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Lions hope to lure Calvin Johnson back

The Detroit Lions don’t want to see Calvin Johnson retire. After the news broke Sunday that the legendary receiver was reportedly calling it quits, the Lions stood by their Jan. 6 statement, which read: “We obviously have profound respect for Calvin and certainly understand and appreciate his decision to give proper thought and consideration to his football future.” However...
Via Sportsnaut
February 01, 2016  |  Discuss

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