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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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Detroit Lions better off without Calvin Johnson?

Wondering why the Detroit Lions don’t seem to be publicly stumping for Calvin Johnson’s return? It might have something to do with the fact the star wide receiver would cost the Lions upwards of $16 million if he were to decide not to retire after all. Frankly, when you consider that Johnson’s rate-based statistics have dropped in three consecutive years, I wouldn’t blame...
Via This Given Sunday
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Nate Burleson rips Lions GM for not trying to convince Megatron

Calvin Johnson appears close to announcing his retirement from the NFL, and one of his former teammates is appalled that the Detroit Lions are not trying harder to convince Megatron to change his mind. Nate Burleson, who became close with Johnson during their four seasons together in Detroit, said Monday that he can’t believe Lions general manager Bob Quinn hasn’t had a conversation...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Calvin Johnson told family, Lions he plans to retire

Calvin Johnson reportedly told his family and a close circle of friends that 2015 would be his final season in the NFL, according to a report. ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that Johnson delivered the same message to the Detroit Lions and head coach Jim Caldwell, and Caldwell urged him to take take his time making a decision. Johnson has agreed to mull it over, and the Lions...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Rams: Why Trumaine Johnson should be re-signed over Janoris Jenkins

A big decision needs to be made this offseason. The Rams free agent class is headlined by their two best corners this past season. Janoris Jenkins and Trumaine Johnson both had stellar seasons, but both of them will be demanding quite a bit of money for their services. Most likely, Les Snead will only be able to keep one, but which one should it be? The Jack Rabbit (Jenkins’s nickname...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Could Calvin Johnson return to Lions with special practice schedule?

As Calvin Johnson continues to contemplate retirement, the Detroit Lions might be thinking of creative ways to convince the six-time Pro Bowler to return for a 10th NFL season. Would giving Johnson a customized work schedule be an option? Terry Foster of CBS Detroit laid out an interesting scenario in which Johnson would be guaranteed two days off per week, rather than the one all...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Could Calvin Johnson be angling for a trade from Detroit?

Following what was a disappointing 2015 season, some rather intriguing information broke regarding Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson. The wide receiver released a statement that seemed to suggest that he was contemplating retirement: “Like many players at this stage of their career, I am currently evaluating options for my future,” Johnson said in early January...
Via Sportsnaut
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Calvin Johnson has no timetable for retirement decision

Don't expect Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson to settle the speculation surrounding his potential retirement any time soon.Three weeks after releasing a statement about his uncertain future, Johnson's agent said the star receiver still has no timetable for a final decision.Via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press:Johnson, 30, just completed his ninth NFL season. Although...
Via Fox Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Megatron's decision to retire or not may be quite complicated

How bad must it be to play for the Detroit Lions? Was that the first thought that occurred to you when the news broke on Wednesday that Calvin Johnson is contemplating retirement or as he put it, “evaluating options” for his future? Statement from Calvin Johnson: “Like many players at this stage of their career, I am currently evaluating options for my future." —...
Via The Comeback
January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

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