The Detroit Lions head into the 2016 season without former stand-out, and attention-generating (on the field) wide receiver Calvin Johnson, for the first time since the 2007 season. In a recent article from Detroit Lions.com reporter...Show More Summary
Fantasy football feels strange this year with Calvin Johnson gone. Alas, the fantasy realm goes on, swapping out names like Megatron for the next generation, one headed up by DeAndre Hopkins and Todd Gurley. The key to fighting through the minefield that is the first round of fantasy drafts isn't easy to figure out. Show More Summary
Terrelle Pryor might have this whole receiver thing down just fine. 1. Matthew Stafford: Maybe Matthew Stafford will be fine without Calvin Johnson after all. He was accurate, made decisions and looked like he won't miss a beat without Megatron this year. 2. Show More Summary
CBR explores Calvin "Zabo" Johnson's connection to Ghost Rider and what it means for the show's fourth season.
New Lions receiver Anquan Boldin has worn No. 81 throughout his 13-year NFL career, but in Detroit he’ll wear No. 80. Boldin said after arriving in Lions camp that he didn’t even ask for No. 81 because it’s the number Calvin Johnson wore before retiring this year. Although the Lions haven’t retired Johnson’s jersey, Boldin…
Anquan Boldin didn't ask Lions for Calvin Johnson's No. 81 'out of respect'
A.J. Green first thought Calvin Johnson was joking about retirement
Calvin H. Johnson (Texas), Where's the Rest of Me?: Ryan's Republican Wish List, 152 Tax Notes 105 (July 4, 2016): In this article, Johnson praises House Speaker Paul Ryan’s tax plan for a cash flow consumption tax, but he identifies several infirmities in the plan including the increase in deficits,...
The veteran wide receiver will help fill the void left by Calvin Johnson's retirement. Anquan Boldin, the 2015 Walter Payton Man of the Year honoree, is expected to sign a one-year deal to join the Detroit Lions, according to ESPN'sShow More Summary
Without Calvin Johnson, the Lions receivers are group without a star
Calvin Johnson said he had a “fair share” of concussions although he was never officially diagnosed with one (AP) There was a good reason Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson retired at age 30, not that we couldn’t have figured it out...Show More Summary
The Lions lost one of the best players in franchise history when wide receiver Calvin Johnson retired, but there’s been a lot of confidence coming out of Detroit in the team’s ability to move on without him. Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford has said he thinks defenses are going to have a harder time with the…
Former Lions star receiver Calvin Johnson sat down with ESPN to talk about his early surprise retirement and put it bluntly: He retired because he didn’t want to subject his body to the dangers of the game. He spoke about a number of taboo subjects in the NFL, including the ease of getting painkillers from […]
On the phone is a former teammate of future Hall of Fame receiver Calvin Johnson. The player remembers a conversation he once had with a small group of Lions teammates, including Johnson. It was about concussions. The man on the phone...Show More Summary
“I’ve definitely had my fair share.”
The former Lions wide receiver says painkillers were readily available to players with addictions. Calvin Johnson usually stayed out of the headlines during his nine seasons with the Detroit Lions, but he didn’t bite his tongue in an...Show More Summary
Retired receiver Calvin Johnson’s revealing interview with ESPN’s E:60 touches on a subject that the league currently would prefer to be concealing: Painkiller use in the NFL. Johnson’s remarks to Michael Smith of ESPN underscore the fact that, not too long ago, it was very easy — too easy — for players to get their…
Former Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson, who abruptly retired after the 2015-16 NFL season, opened up in an interview with ESPN’s Michael Smith about the physical toll that football had on his body. The full conversation runs...Show More Summary
Retired Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson is beginning to open up about why he suddenly decided to retire this offseason at age 30. His reasons on retiring sound a lot like what former Lions running back Barry Sanders said when he suddenly retired. In an interview with ESPN’s Michael Smith, Calvin Johnson had this to say: “If we would’ve […]
Sometime soon, the NFL may have to explain in court how its team’s medical staffs responsibly dispensed painkillers to players in the league. According to Calvin Johnson, powerful and addictive opioids were, until recently, handed out “like candy.” Johnson, who retired from the Lions in March after a stellar career, offered his thoughts on the […]