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Former Lions WR Calvin Johnson: I’m not coming back

There had been some rumors during the 2017 regular season that Calvin Johnson might make a comeback after a two-year hiatus from the NFL.While seemingly still in the prime of his career, Johnson abruptly retired from the NFL at the age of 30 following the 2015 season. It came after he put up 88 receptions for 1,214 yards and nine touchdowns for the Lions.The speculation of him returning...
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January 02, 2018  |  Discuss

Report: NFL teams trying to get Calvin Johnson to end retirement

Calvin Johnson may be retired, but that hasn’t stopped NFL teams from seeing whether he’s open to a comeback.Bleacher Report’s Mike Freeman says multiple NFL teams have reached out to Megatron to see whether he’d be open to a return. Johnson has declined so far.Johnson retired after the 2015 season and missed last year. He is set to turn 32 in September and was still a top player...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 10, 2017  |  Discuss

Lions president invites Calvin Johnson to training camp to repair relationship

The Detroit Lions and Calvin Johnson haven’t been sharing many warm and fuzzy moments together since the All-Pro receiver retired in 2015. In fact, Johnson hasn’t been shy about bashing his former team in recent months, and he indicated not long ago that he might have tried to play for a contender if he weren’t locked up by Detroit contractually.As a way to attempt repairing this...
Via Sportsnaut
July 17, 2017  |  Discuss

Johnson spoofs ‘Megatron’ moniker for ‘Transformers’ spot

Calvin Johnson was known as “Megatron” throughout his storied NFL career thanks to then-Detroit Lions teammate Roy Williams bestowing the moniker upon him during his rookie season. The iconic nickname now has given rise to the retired Lions wide receiver somewhat spoofing it in a video posted to Instagram to promote the upcoming release of “Transformers: The Last Knight.” Via ESPN...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
June 15, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Calvin Johnson paid back at least $1M to Lions after retiring

Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson paid back at least $1 million to the team after he retired in 2016, according to Carlos Monarrez of Detroit Free Press.Per the report, sources with specific knowledge of Johnson’s affairs say that he wrote a seven figure check to the Lions franchise. The amount was substantially higher than the $320,000 that the NFL Players Association has...
Via Sportsnaut
June 07, 2017  |  Discuss

Calvin Johnson criticizes Lions, feels he wasn’t treated properly

Calvin Johnson is enjoying retirement from the NFL, but prefers not to talk about his former team, the Detroit Lions.Apparently, Johnson, the franchise-leader in receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns, feels he wasn’t treated properly by the Lions.“I don’t even like to talk Lions too much just because the way our relationship ended,” Johnson told the Detroit Free Press...
Via The Sports Daily
May 20, 2017  |  Discuss

Former Lions WR Calvin Johnson puts team on blast

Future Hall of Fame wide receiver Calvin Johnson surprised many when he retired following the 2015 season. Only 30 years old at the time, Johnson was coming off a campaign that saw him put up over 1,200 yards and nine touchdowns.Why was Johnson retiring in the prime of his career? The nine-year vet indicated just recently that it had more to do with the toll football was taking on...
Via Sportsnaut
May 20, 2017  |  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 the wear...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 06, 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

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 see him...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 04, 2016  |  Discuss

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