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Lions say Calvin Johnson's future still not determined

Calvin Johnson has not yet made a decision on whether or not he will retire. The 30-year-old wide receiver is considering retirement due to the toll the game has taken on his body. However, the Lions are in no rush for Johnson to make a decision. “Right now I want him to come to his own conclusion and decide what he wants to do,” said team president Rod Wood to the press on...
Via isportsweb.com
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: How the Lions can play in Super Bowl 51

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit The Detroit Lions have never been to the Super Bowl. They have one playoff win in...
Via cover32
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Athletes Can Learn One Really Important Lesson From Peyton Manning, Marshawn Lynch, And Calvin Johnson--Don't Trust Your Friends

This off-season could very well find football fans in Detroit, Seattle, and Denver saying goodbye to guys that will be hard to replace--their starting wide receiver, running back, and quarterback. Rumor has it that Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson, Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch, and Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning are all planning on retiring.It is important to note that...
Via FatManWriting
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Barry Sanders says it would be devastating for the Lions if Calvin Johnson retires

The Detroit Lions are still in waiting mode as wide receiver Calvin Johnson figures out if he wants to play in 2016. While the organization await Johnson’s decision, a former Lions player chimed in with his opinion. Barry Sanders retired from the Lions in the prime of his career, so he knows what Johnson is going through. Sanders told reporters that it would be devastating for...
Via No Guts, No Glory
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Colts, Dolphins, Lions, & Patriots

Colts Ian Rapoport of NF Media reports that the Colts won’t be sanctioned by the NFL for questions regarding Andrew Luck‘s injury report status. The NFL determined that there was no violation. Dolphins Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports that the early word is that the Dolphins view keeping DE Olivier Vernon as more important than retaining RB Lamar Miller. However...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Barry Sanders shares thoughts on Megatron retirement talk

In an ironic twist of fate, Barry Sanders laments the potential early exit of Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson, who is mulling retirement. If you believe the rumors, Johnson’s decision has already been made. He has reportedly told his family and the Lions he is not coming back next year. Detroit obviously is hoping he will reconsider and is reportedly up for doing a Larry...
Via Sportsnaut
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Jaguars, Jets, Lions, Patriots & Ravens

Jaguars Mike DiRocco of ESPN does not think it is realistic to expect LB Von Miller or CB Josh Norman to reach free agency, which shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. DiRocco writes that finding a pass-rusher and a free safety are the team’s largest needs this offseason and mentions DE Olivier Vernon, OLB Tamba Hali, DE Robert Ayers, FS Eric Weddle and FS Eric Berry as...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Former Detroit Lions WR Titus Young arrested again…

Former Detroit Lions Wide Receiver Titus Young has done himself proud again. This time he has been arrested and charged with felony battery with serious bodily injury following a January 30th incident according to a report by TMZ Sports. According to the report, Young caused “serious bodily injury” to man in a fight. The charge comes with a four year sentence, but an additional...
Via The Majors Detroit
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Roger Goodell comments on the Calvin Johnson situation

Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson is considering retirement, even though he's only 30 years old and still among the most dominant players in the NFL. In a press conference on Friday, league commissioner Roger Goodell was asked to comment on the still-developing situation.Goodell said that Johnson's potential retirement is an individual decision and not a product of a larger...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Lions RB Mikel Leshoure Signs With BC Lions Of The CFL

The BC Lions of the Canadian Football League announced Friday that they’ve signed former Lions RB Mikel Leshoure to a contract. Leshoure, 25, is a former second-round pick of the Detroit Lions back in 2011. He spent just three years with the team before he cut loose as the Lions trimmed their roster down to 53 players at the start of the 2014 season. Since being released, Leshoure...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions can thank Steve Young for putting Ziggy Ansah on the map

The Detroit Lions have one of the league's most dominant defensive ends in Ezekiel Ansah, but his path to the NFL was far from traditional. It all started in Accra, Ghana, where Hall of Fame quarterback and current ESPN analyst Steve Young had a "sport court" erected by his Forever Young Foundation.Young said that's where Ansah first got noticed playing basketball, the sport that...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Young: ‘I’m worried about Matthew’ Stafford

Detroit Lions fans have patiently waited for Matthew Stafford to become more than a mid-tier quarterback, and Hall of Famer Steve Young feels the same way. According to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, Young said he’s concerned about the Lions gunslinger because Stafford’s production has yet to consistently match his potential. “I’m worried about Matthew because...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: Safety analysis

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit With the Detroit Lions out of the playoffs, I’ve decided to analyze each starting...
Via cover32
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Golden Tate 'absolutely' ready to take over as Lions' No. 1 WR

If Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson decides to make his retirement official, Golden Tate is ready to step up and take his place.Never one to hide his confidence, Tate said he can be Detroit's No. 1 wide receiver in 2016.Via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press:Tate has led the Lions in receptions since joining the team before the 2014 season, recording at least 90 each...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions fire Vice President of Pro Personnel Sheldon White

The Detroit Lions have made several changes to their front office since Bob Quinn took over as the team's general manager last month. On Thursday, Quinn cut one of the major ties to the previous regime by firing Vice President of Pro Personnel Sheldon White.Via Lions senior writer Tim Twentyman:White, who served as the Lions' interim GM after Martin Mayhew was fired last November...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  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
3 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 Bloguin Best
5 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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions wrong to raise ticket prices after poor season

Despite a crummy 7-9 season and reports that their best player plans to retire, the Detroit Lions will reportedly raise their ticket prices for 2016. According to Dave Birkett of The Detroit Free Press, season tickets will range in price from $399 for the Roar Zone and up to $2,238 for premium level seating. Non-season ticket costs would range from $517 to $2,506 for the same sections...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Megatron’s Call From Canton Should Come Fast

Calvin Johnson reportedly has informed friends and coaches that he will retire after nine seasons in the NFL rather Photo by Kevin810, via Wikipedia than rejoin Detroit for the 2016 season. While his quiet, low-key approach to announcing the end of his career would be fitting for the way he acted when he played, I hope this is not the case. Johnson has spent the last decade being...
Via Zone Blitz
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Nate Burleson says it’s ridiculous that Lions GM Bob Quinn hasn’t reached out to Calvin Johnson

The Detroit Lions have found themselves in a very tight situation with star wide receiver Calvin Johnson. The future Hall of Famer reportedly has told the Lions that he plans to retire, but they are still hoping he changes his mind. New general manager Bob Quinn still hasn’t reached out to Johnson after he hoped the star receiver made a decision before the start of free agency...
Via No Guts, No Glory
5 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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Post-Senior Bowl Mock: Lions Selection

With the 16th pick of the 2016 NFL Mock Draft, the Detroit Lions select…   Jim Caldwell will remain the head coach of the Lions, and in order for them to have more success next season, they must invest in some protection for Matthew Stafford. Conklin was the blindside protector for one of the most efficient offenses in the country and is as pro-ready as they come. He’s a blue...
Via TopSportsReport
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions hoping to convince Calvin Johnson to decide against retirement

The Detroit Lions received some tough news this week, which was the news that superstar wide receiver Calvin Johnson is planning to retire. It seems that at this point in time he has made up his mind to walk away from the game. That being said, the Lions aren’t going to give up on him and let him walk off into the sunset without a fight. According to a report from Ian Rapoport...
Via This Given Sunday
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions hoping to convince Calvin Johnson to decide against retirement

The Detroit Lions received some tough news this week, which was the news that superstar wide receiver Calvin Johnson is planning to retire. It seems that at this point in time he has made up his mind to walk away from the game. That being said, the Lions aren’t going to give up on him and let him walk off into the sunset without a fight. According to a report from Ian Rapoport...
Via Bloguin Best
5 days ago  |  Discuss
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