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Why the Detroit Lions Should Wait To Draft a Receiver Until Round 2

One of the great debates amongst Detroit Lions fans this draft season concerns when to address the wide receiver position. Filling the gaping hole on the roster after starters Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate is certainly a top priority...Show More Summary

Recent Tax Prof Tax Notes Articles

Calvin H. Johnson (Texas), First Do No Harm: The Senate Staff Discussion Draft on Cost Recovery, 142 Tax Notes 549 (Feb. 3, 2014) John Thomas Plecnik (Cleveland State), Reckless Means Reckless: Understanding the EITC Ban, 142 Tax Notes 847 (Feb. 24, 2014) Kerry A. Ryan (Saint Louis), Tax Court Sends...

Dakota Johnson Reveals How '50 Shades' Movie Really Turned Out

Post by Maressa Brown. Since wrapping the Fifty Shades of Grey film shoot in Vancouver, the cast and crew have kept pretty mum on what fans can expect. But when Dakota Johnson walked the red carpet at a Calvin Klein event in Singapore...Show More Summary

Dakota Johnson & Ziyi Zhang Celebrate Calvin Klein in Singapore!

Dakota Johnson keeps it dressy in a bright dress while attending a Calvin Klein event on Friday (April 11) in Singapore. The 24-year-old actress was joined by Chinese actress Ziyi Zhang at the event to celebrate the Calvin Klein brand across Asia with a one-of-a-kind architectural installation. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Dakota [...]

Detroit Lions might lust for Sammy Watkins, but should they trade up for him?

Detroit Free Press writer Dave Birkett spoke with Clemson WR Sammy Watkins, who said it would be "a blessing" to play for the Lions, alongside Calvin Johnson and new No. 2 receiver (for now) Golden Tate.  And now, there are indications...Show More Summary

Lions may love Sammy Watkins enough to trade up for him

The Lions have already invested a fortune in wide receiver Calvin Johnson, and given No. 2 receiver Golden Tate a significant contract as well. But they’re not necessarily done expending resources at the receiver position. Sammy Watkins, widely regarded as the best receiver in this year’s draft class, has visited Detroit, and there’s talk that…

Nate Burleson wants to be a mentor to Josh Gordon

When wide receiver Nate Burleson signed with the Browns, he got a message from former Lions teammate Calvin Johnson. Johnson told Burleson that Josh Gordon was a good receiver, which Burleson took as high praise from a player as talented and as quiet as Johnson. While Burleson plans to rebound after missing much of 2013…

Johnson: Reforming the § 183 Hobby Loss Rules

Calvin H. Johnson (Texas), Horse Losses and Other Pleasures, 142 Tax Notes 443 (Apr. 1, 2014): Current law denies the deduction of losses from equestrian and other such activities if not undertaken for profit. The IRS wins almost all the contested cases, but the test is too indeterminate for the...

2014 NFL Draft: Offensive Playmakers Who Will Make an Instant Impact

Elite playmakers like Calvin Johnson and Vernon Davis don't grow on trees. Game-breaking offensive weapons are a treasured commodity in the NFL, but there are a few elite prospects entering the 2014 draft who fit this description. As such, you can be sure they'll be selected early when the draft kicks off in May, likely in the top half of Round 1. Show More Summary

Matthew Stafford Drills Full-Court Shot with Football

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford just has to throw the football near receiver Calvin Johnson to complete a pass in games, so he decided to prove any of his doubters wrong and show that he can be accurate. TMZ Sports has video of Stafford's girlfriend, Kelly Hall, draining four consecutive three-pointers at a gym. Show More Summary

Detroit Lions: What's Next After the Golden Tate Signing?

Four years ago, the Detroit Lions signed Seattle Seahawks receiver Nate Burleson to help draw coverage away from superstar Calvin Johnson. Fast forward to today and the Lions make another free-agent splash on the same note. Detroit landed a deal with Golden Tate, another former No. Show More Summary

Golden Tate Signing Gives Lions Offense the Final Piece of the Puzzle

In obvious need of a No. 2 receiver to team with Calvin Johnson, the Detroit Lions successfully courted arguably the best available option in free agency. According to Josina Anderson of ESPN, former Seattle Seahawks receiver GoldenShow More Summary

Golden Tate fills pressing need for Lions

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- The Detroit Lions had stressed since the end of the season that one of the things they needed to do was find a receiver to complement Calvin Johnson. Find a guy to take the pressure off their top receiver. Get someone...Show More Summary

Golden Tate signs five-year deal with Detroit Lions, Calvin Johnson finally has help

Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson has needed a complementary receiver for years. Former Seahawks receiver Golden Tate will fill that role. Tate, 25, signed a five-year deal worth $31 million ($13.25 million guaranteed) with Detroit on Wednesday, according to ESPN's Josina Anderson. Show More Summary

Golden Tate to visit with Lions

The Lions have a need for a receiver to put across from Calvin Johnson and it looks like they have their sights set on Golden Tate. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Tate will visit with the Lions on Tuesday night. As you’d imagine given the timing, it is the first visit for Tate since…

Lions Eye Big-Play WR to Pair with Calvin Johnson, Safety Also Option

The Detroit Lions have several major needs this offseason. Can they find a playmaker at wide receiver? Will they be able to shore up the secondary? Which position will they target in the first round of the NFL draft? Watch as Adam Lefkoe and's Justin Rogers discuss the Lions' offseason options in the video above. Read more NFL news on

Dri Archer Has Quite The Stride

Nearly broke the 40 speed record while tying the record for fewest steps taken, despite being nine inches shorter than Calvin Johnson.

Archer covered 40 yards in only 18 steps

At a mere five feet and eight inches, former Kent State running back Dri Archer doesn’t have much in common with six-foot, five-inch Lions receiver Calvin Johnson. Here’s one thing they share — both ran the 40-yard dash at the Scouting Combine in only 18 steps, according to Gil Brandt of That ties a…

Importance of 'quality' receivers for Lions

INDIANAPOLIS -- It is at once both a priority and somewhat of a luxury, an odd situation when you’re the Detroit Lions and you have the consensus top wide receiver in the game. Calvin Johnson is always going to draw attention and, since 2009, has counted at least $8 million or more against the Lions' salary cap -- including $13.058 million in 2014. Show More Summary

Finding help for Megatron

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- His knees ached all season. His finger was busted, too. He practiced less than he ever had, and there were times last season when Calvin Johnson, he of superhuman ability, couldn’t be his usual self. Even after Johnson's...Show More Summary

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