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  • • Are Gronk, Luck the new models for retirement from football?
    In the past few years, some of the NFL's best players -- Andrew Luck, Rob Gronkowski, Calvin Johnson and Patrick Willis -- have left football. Surely that says something about how today's players view retirement and their careers. Or does it?...2020
  • • Are Gronk, Luck the new models for retirement from football?
    In the past few years, some of the NFL's best players -- Andrew Luck, Rob Gronkowski, Calvin Johnson and Patrick Willis -- have left football. Surely that says something about how today's players view retirement and their careers. Or does it?...2020
  • • Lane Kiffin: I wanted Calvin Johnson, Al Davis drafted JaMarcus Russell
    Lane Kiffin has been out of the NFL for 12 years and is now the head coach at Ole Miss, but he’s still not completely over the one who got away during his first year as head coach of the Raiders. Kiffin told Dan LeBatard today that in the 2007 NFL draft, Kiffin was sure [more]...2020
  • • Who’s next for the Pro Football Hall of Fame?
    Some big names become eligible for the Pro Football Hall of Fame over the next few years. Peyton Manning, Charles Woodson and Calvin Johnson are among those eligible for the first time next year. DeMarcus Ware is the most qualified for the Class of 2022. Here is the list of first-year eligible candidates for the [more]...2020
  • • Assessing Calvin Johnson's Hall of Fame candidacy: 'He just transcended the position'
    Isaac Bruce's election to the 2020 Pro Football Hall of Fame class could help ex-Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson get in when he's eligible next year.        ...2020
  • • Calvin Johnson criticizes how Lions take care of their players: 'They're about saving dollars'
    Once again, one of the best Lions ever has gone public with criticism of his former team...2020
  • • Calvin Johnson roasts Lions for their treatment of players
    Calvin Johnson shocked the NFL world following the 2017 season when he retired. After leaving the Detroit Lions years ago, Johnson hasn’t been shy about ripping the organization and that only continued this week. In an interview on the Behind the Mask podcast, Johnson took aim at the Lions for their poor treatment of players and opened up on how it influenced his decision to stay away from the gam...2020
  • Ex-Lions star Calvin Johnson announces partnership with Harvard to study marijuana
    • Ex-Lions star Calvin Johnson announces partnership with Harvard to study marijuana
    Former Detroit Lions players Calvin Johnson and Robert Sims are teaming up with Harvard University for medical marijuana research on pot and cancer.        ...2019
  • Barry Sanders weighs in on Calvin Johnson's money dispute with Detroit Lions
    • Barry Sanders weighs in on Calvin Johnson's money dispute with Detroit Lions
    Barry Sanders weighs in on Calvin Johnson's dispute with the Lions over bonus money the team made him repay. Sanders once faced a similar situation.        ...2019
  • How to get Calvin Johnson back in Lions family: 'Put that money in my pocket'
    • How to get Calvin Johnson back in Lions family: 'Put that money in my pocket'
    Johnson is still the franchise’s all-time leader in receptions (731), receiving yards (11,619) and receiving touchdowns (83)....2019

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  • • Calvin Johnson roasts Lions for their treatment of players
    Calvin Johnson shocked the NFL world following the 2017 season when he retired. After leaving the Detroit Lions years ago, Johnson hasn’t been shy about ripping the organization and that only continued this week. In an interview on the Behind the Mask podcast, Johnson took aim at the Lions for their poor treatment of players and opened up on how it influenced his decision to stay away from the gam...2020
  • Antonio Brown says players need to 'take care of themselves'
    • Antonio Brown says players need to 'take care of themselves'
    Antonio Brown used the Lions' treatment of Calvin Johnson following his retirement as an example of why players need to put themselves first....2018
  • NFL Scouting Combine Day 1 Snap Judgments
    • NFL Scouting Combine Day 1 Snap Judgments
    2018
  • Ask PFW: Gronk suspension, Miami meltdown and Steelers showdown
    • Ask PFW: Gronk suspension, Miami meltdown and Steelers showdown
    With only a few weeks left in the season, do you envision the Pats activating any of the players on IR? As much as I like Mitchell, WR isn't a critical need. I haven't heard any updates recently on Valentine. Is there any chance Hightower could be activated? Scott Mundell As the regular season is in its final four games can you please give us an overview of where the Patriots stand in the case of ...2017
  • • Report: Teams have asked Lions about acquiring rights to Calvin Johnson
    A couple NFL teams are dreaming big and hoping former All-Pro wide receiver Calvin Johnson wants a return to the league.According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, two teams have reached out to the Detroit Lions about trading for Johnson’s rights in the last week, with the NFL trade deadline looming on Tuesday. The Lions, however, have not been particularly interested in such a deal.Even if the Lions agree...2017
  • • 15 teams with potential mojo problems as training camps open
    2017
  • • 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 fractured relatio...2017
  • • What we think we know now rarely holds up for long in the NFL: A look back at 2016's misconceptions
    2017
  • • Calvin Johnson admits he hid concussions from Lions
    Former Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson continues to make the media rounds lately and provide some pretty interesting details about his playing career. As an example, Johnson recently had an interview with the Detroit Free Press and hinted the Lions didn’t treat him well near the end of his career: “I don’t even like to talk Lions too much just because the way our relationship ended.” Now Meg...2017
  • • Calvin Johnson: Playing through concussions is part of NFL life
    Johnson said he has no regrets about concealing his brain injuries from the Lions         ...2017

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Calvin Johnson trade, contract, salary rumors

  • • Lane Kiffin: I wanted Calvin Johnson, Al Davis drafted JaMarcus Russell
    Lane Kiffin has been out of the NFL for 12 years and is now the head coach at Ole Miss, but he’s still not completely over the one who got away during his first year as head coach of the Raiders. Kiffin told Dan LeBatard today that in the 2007 NFL draft, Kiffin was sure [more]...2020
  • • Report: Some Lions staffers were 'very surprised' Detroit traded Golden Tate
    The Detroit Lions are only one game out of the NFC North lead, but they nonetheless made the decision to trade their most productive wide receiver since Calvin Johnson to the Eagles. Golden Tate is now in Philadelphia, and some Lions staffers are “very surprised” about that transaction, according to Albert Breer of SI.com.  This led Breer to wonder if there was a conflict between Tate and the Lion...2018
  • Odell Beckham Jr. thought he was going to Detroit Lions in 2014 draft
    • Odell Beckham Jr. thought he was going to Detroit Lions in 2014 draft
    New York Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. thought the Lions would draft him in 2014. Playing with Calvin Johnson would have been "great opportunity."         ...2018
  • • Calvin Johnson speaks about his retirement, legacy
    Calvin Johnson made the surprising decision to hang up his cleats at the end of the 2015 season, but teams were still interested in his services as late as last year’s trade deadline. It never seemed like a real possibility that he would return to the field, however, and in an excellent interview with Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, Johnson opened up on his struggles to tell then-Lions hea...2018
  • • Latest on Julio Jones' situation with Falcons
    Star Falcons wideout Julio Jones created some waves last week when he made his Twitter account private and scrubbed his Instagram profile of pictures of him in Falcons gear, though multiple reports later indicated that was simply because he wanted to create a fresh start for his social media profiles (per Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk). The Twitter account has since returned, but Jones has also ...2018
  • NFL Owners Meetings: The catch rule finally makes some sense
    • NFL Owners Meetings: The catch rule finally makes some sense
    ORLANDO - Nothing accomplished at this week's NFL annual meeting here in vacation-land will match the importance of the league finally taking steps to fix the catch rule, that confusing word salad that has bedeviled the game and mystified all parties for a couple decades now. Have no fear football fans, the NFL’s simplified and streamlined definition of a catch is going to garner the necessary 24 ...2018
  • • NFL Scouting Combine Day 1 Snap Judgments
    2018
  • • Ask PFW: Gronk suspension, Miami meltdown and Steelers showdown
    With only a few weeks left in the season, do you envision the Pats activating any of the players on IR? As much as I like Mitchell, WR isn't a critical need. I haven't heard any updates recently on Valentine. Is there any chance Hightower could be activated? Scott Mundell As the regular season is in its final four games can you please give us an overview of where the Patriots stand in the case of ...2017
  • • Why Antonio Brown deserves to be in MVP discussion
    The NFL’s MVP award may be an honor that has been dominated by signal-callers in recent years — with quarterbacks having won it nine of the last ten times — but that shouldn’t keep Antonio Brown out of this season’s discussion.A wide receiver is long overdue to win the award, as no pass-catcher in NFL history has garnered MVP honors. However, many analysts and fans alike believed that Jerry Rice s...2017
  • Should fantasy owners pick up Calvin Johnson?
    • Should fantasy owners pick up Calvin Johnson?
    The Calvin Johnson rumor mill is churning ahead of Tuesday's NFL trade deadline.         ...2017

Calvin Johnson stats

  • Detroit Lions WRs coach: 'Slow down' on Kenny Golladay-Megatron comps
    • Detroit Lions WRs coach: 'Slow down' on Kenny Golladay-Megatron comps
    Though 16 games, Kenny Golladay has better stats than Detroit Lions greats Calvin Johnson and Herman Moore had at the same stage of their careers.         ...2018
  • • Steve Young: Randy Moss, Terrell Owens need to be in the Hall of Fame
    Steve Young, who played with Terrell Owens and saw firsthand what a nightmare Randy Moss was during his heyday, argued Saturday that both receivers need to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Young noted that one of the big reasons both players deserve to be in — quite aside from their Hall of Fame stats — is that both of them changed the game. “Terrell Owens created a new position at ...2018
  • • Why Antonio Brown deserves to be in MVP discussion
    The NFL’s MVP award may be an honor that has been dominated by signal-callers in recent years — with quarterbacks having won it nine of the last ten times — but that shouldn’t keep Antonio Brown out of this season’s discussion.A wide receiver is long overdue to win the award, as no pass-catcher in NFL history has garnered MVP honors. However, many analysts and fans alike believed that Jerry Rice s...2017
  • • Ask PFW: Marty B., Jimmy G. and an offseason spree!
    2017
  • • NFL Playoff Schedule 2017: Saturday TV Guide, Live-Stream Coverage Info
    2017
  • • Fantasy Vs Reality: Lions Stat Projections And Results
    Before the 2016 season began, I made statistical projections for each of Detroit's key offensive players. The numbers were based on stats from prior seasons along with roster updates (mainly replacing Calvin Johnson). Let's go back through those projections with the final stats from the se......2017
  • • NFL Playoff Schedule 2017: Bracket Dates and Updated AFC, NFC Scenarios
    2016
  • • NFL Playoff Schedule 2017: Dates, TV Info and Latest Wild-Card Scenarios
    2016
  • • Matthew Stafford Is the NFL's MVP When It Matters Most
    2016
  • • A.J. Green Injury: Updates on Bengals Star's Leg and Return
    2016

Calvin Johnson kids, wife/husband, girlfriend/boyfriend, father/mother

  • • How to get Calvin Johnson back in Lions family: 'Put that money in my pocket'
    2019
  • • Former Lions star Calvin Johnson approved for medical marijuana business in Detroit
    Johnson and his wife, Brittney, have the preliminary OK from Michigan's licensing board...2019
  • • Calvin Johnson’s dad talked him into playing last season
    For nine seasons, Calvin Johnson put on his uniform for the Detroit Lions. And for nine seasons, he would light up the stat sheet. However, if he had it his way he would’ve called in a career one year sooner. In fact, according to Megatron himself, his father talked him into one more season. Speaking to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, he tells the story:“I told him, I was like, ‘Dad, I don...2018
  • • Calvin Johnson speaks about his retirement, legacy
    2018
  • • 15 teams with potential mojo problems as training camps open
    2017
  • • Jim Caldwell confident Lions, Calvin Johnson will mend relationship
    Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell is confident that the franchise will be able to mend its relationship with retired wide receiver Calvin Johnson.Over the weekend, Johnson made some noise about being unhappy with the way his tenure with the Lions ended after the 2015 season. There is speculation that Megatron was upset the Lions asked him to repay $320,000 of his signing bonus upon retiring.Ca...2017
  • • Calvin Johnson says he ‘of course’ hid concussions
    Calvin Johnson already said some things this weekend that the Detroit Lions won’t like, and now he’s said some things that the NFL won’t like.Megatron spoke with the Detroit Free Press’ Dave Birkett after his football camp on Saturday. He was asked about concussions and said he “of course” hid them.“Guys get concussions, they don’t tell the coaches,” Johnson said told Birkett. “It happens. I don’t...2017
  • • Calvin Johnson: Playing football ‘wasn’t fun any more’
    Former Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson retired at the age of 30 last year after a phenomenal nine -season career. Some are of the opinion that Johnson left the sport too early.Johnson recently opened up in more depth about his decision to retire. “It just got to the point where I tipped over the scale. The pain and energy wasn’t fun anymore, just to battle. I got a messed-up finger that...2017
  • • Ask PFW: Marty B., Jimmy G. and an offseason spree!
    2017
  • • Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: Rams Are Sabotaging Todd Gurley's Career
    2016

Top Calvin Johnson news

  • • Lions announce Calvin Johnson has retired
    Calvin Johnson won't be making any music on the field in Motown anymore. The Detroit Lions announced that the wide receiver will retire on Tuesday after playing nine seasons with the team....2016
  • • A Lion chasing a title? Calvin Johnson heading to 'Dancing with the Stars' finals
    A Lion chasing a title? Calvin Johnson heading to 'Dancing with the Stars' finals...2016
  • • Marvin Jones to sign with Detroit Lions
    With Calvin Johnson retiring, the Detroit Lions added wide receiver Marvin Jones in free agency. Jones is expected to start alongside of Golden Tate....2016
  • • Lions sign Jeremy Kerley to one-year deal
    The Lions are already trying to fill the massive void created by Calvin Johnson retirement by signing former Jets wide receiver Jeremy Kerley to a one-year deal....2016
  • • Lions announce that Calvin Johnson has retired
    Lions announce that Calvin Johnson has retired...2016
  • • Calvin Johnson Retires: Latest Comments and Reaction
    2016
  • • Calvin Johnson retires as the Lions' all-time leading receiver
    Calvin Johnson retires as the Lions' all-time leading receiver...2016
  • • Stafford knew NFL was 'wearing on' Calvin Johnson
    Matthew Stafford was not surprised that Calvin Johnson walked away from the NFL with plenty still left it the tank. The Detroit Lions' quarterback said he could tell the game was wearing on his teammate....2016
  • • Calvin Johnson Reveals When He Decided to Retire from NFL
    2016
  • • Megatron: Lions' struggles factored into retirement
    Former Lions receiver Calvin Johnson says there are several reasons why he decided to retire after nine NFL seasons. Detroit's on-field struggles played a factor, too....2016

Calvin Johnson fantasy rankings and news

  • • Should fantasy owners pick up Calvin Johnson?
    2017
  • • Week 8 Start 'Em, Sit 'Em: Advice on Fantasy Football Stars to Play or Bench
    2016
  • • Matthew Stafford, Golden Tate, Anquan Boldin Post-Week 6 Fantasy Advice
    2016
  • • Start 'Em, Sit 'Em Week 4: Smart Sleepers to Exploit and Lineup Advice
    2016
  • • Fantasy Football Week 4: Waiver-Wire Pickups, Rankings and Stat Projections
    2016
  • • NFL Scores Week 3: Complete Results and Top Fantasy Performances
    2016
  • • Marvin Jones, Matthew Stafford Post-Week 3 Fantasy Advice
    2016
  • • Start 'Em, Sit 'Em Week 3: Latest Fantasy Football Lineup Advice for Sunday
    2016
  • • Week 3 Waiver Wire: Early Pickups and Breakout Fantasy Football Candidates
    2016
  • • NFL Predictions Week 2: Final Odds Projections and Fantasy Stars to Watch
    2016

Calvin Johnson schedule, game

  • • Report: Some Lions staffers were 'very surprised' Detroit traded Golden Tate
    2018
  • • NFL Scouting Combine Day 1 Snap Judgments
    2018
  • • Ask PFW: Gronk suspension, Miami meltdown and Steelers showdown
    2017
  • • 15 teams with potential mojo problems as training camps open
    2017
  • • Lions extend training camp invitation to disgruntled all-time great Calvin Johnson
    Johnson has had harsh words for the franchise since he retired last year...2017
  • • Wood dismayed with Calvin Johnson situation, invites him to Lions camp
    Lions president said he had extended a training camp invitation to the franchise's all-time leading receiver in a radio interview Monday         ...2017
  • • Rod Wood disappointed with Calvin Johnson, invites him to Lions camp
    Lions president said he had extended a training camp invitation to the franchise's all-time leading receiver in a radio interview Monday         ...2017
  • • Lions president invites Calvin Johnson to training camp to repair relationship
    2017
  • • What we think we know now rarely holds up for long in the NFL: A look back at 2016's misconceptions
    2017
  • • Ask PFW: Garoppolo, Blount and Beast Mode?
    Regardless who is the horse RB next season I would like to see Patriots draft and develop one, but if they were to bring a vet, out of Blount, Peterson and Lynch group, I would choose the "beast" in a heartbeat. From a pure football standpoint - who would be your choice? Stan C. This is a good question for us all to consider (like we have any impact!) with the Patriots at least loosely tied to all...2017

Calvin Johnson rumors, scandals

  • • Philip Rivers wants Antonio Gates to return to Chargers
    In the aftermath of the Los Angeles Chargers losing tight end Hunter Henry to a torn ACL, speculation about a potential reunion between the team and Antonio Gates has continued to grow.Now you can count quarterback Philip Rivers, who played with Gates for 15 seasons, among those who want to see the organization bring back the 37-year-old tight end. Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn spoke with Gates...2018
  • • Steve Young: Randy Moss, Terrell Owens need to be in the Hall of Fame
    2018
  • • 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 to the gam...2018
  • • Ask PFW: Gronk suspension, Miami meltdown and Steelers showdown
    2017
  • • Report: Two teams have inquired about trading for rights of Calvin Johnson
    Calvin Johnson has made it clear that he’s not going to return to the NFL after retiring in 2016, but that’s not stopping teams from being interested in his services. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, two teams have made inquiries into what it might take to trade for the rights of the future Hall of Famer.“Figuring they had nothing to lose, the Lions told teams to reach out to Johnson to gauge hi...2017
  • • 15 teams with potential mojo problems as training camps open
    2017
  • • Jim Caldwell confident Lions, Calvin Johnson will mend relationship
    2017
  • • Week 8 Start 'Em, Sit 'Em: Advice on Fantasy Football Stars to Play or Bench
    2016
  • • Week 1 Start 'Em, Sit 'Em: Matchups to Exploit and Avoid in Season Openers
    2016
  • • Detroit Lions vs. Indianapolis Colts Betting Odds, Analysis, NFL Pick
    2016

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