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Julio Jones will retire “when I can’t go”

Lions receiver Calvin Johnson entered the league only four years before Falcons receiver Julio Jones. With Johnson, who played college football at Georgia Tech, now retired, Georgia’s top NFL receiver was asked about the decision on Tuesday. “I don’t fault anyone for stepping away from the game,” Jones said, via D. Orlando Ledbetter of the…

2016 Detroit Lions Schedule: Full Listing of Dates, Times and TV Info

Coming off a disappointing 7-9 record last season, followed by the retirement of star wide receiver Calvin Johnson, the Detroit Lions are a team facing many questions heading into 2016. Winning 11 games before losing a controversialShow More Summary

Barry Sanders Comments on Calvin Johnson, Retirement Trend in NFL

Detroit Lions legend Barry Sanders joked Thursday night that he's going to spend the rest of the offseason trying to convince Calvin Johnson to come out of retirement. Jordan Heck of Sporting News passed along comments the 10-time Pro Bowler made during an interview with Steiner Sports about players walking away early. Show More Summary

Teammate thought Calvin Johnson retirement talk was a joke

Calvin Johnson told at least one Lions teammate last season that he was planning to retire, but that teammate didn’t believe it. Lions receiver Corey Fuller says Johnson talked to him early in the 2015 season about retiring, which Johnson officially did after the season ended. But Fuller didn’t believe Johnson was serious about it.…

Matthew Stafford Comments on Calvin Johnson's Decision to Retire

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford revealed he wasn't surprised with former Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson's decision to retire in the offseason after just nine NFL seasons and while seemingly at the top of his game. While...Show More Summary

Stafford says the NFL took a toll on Megatron

Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford says his former teammate Calvin Johnson got worn down by the physical realities of playing in the NFL. Stafford said at a coaching clinic at Georgia that after catching 731 passes in his career, Johnson had had enough. “Not to say that I expected it, but I wasn’t shocked,” Stafford said,…

Ornithologists React to That Time Randy Johnson Hit a Bird With a Pitch

On March 24, 2001, future Hall-of-Fame pitcher Randy Johnson stood on the mound, facing down Calvin Murray of the San Francisco Giants in a spring training game. The six-foot-ten power thrower, one of the best to ever play the game,Show More Summary

Could Calvin Johnson unretire and join the Patriots?

Nate Burleson, the former teammate of the now-retired Calvin Johnson, wrote a heartfelt tribute on Facebook to his fellow receiver a few (...)

Just call a catch a catch, dammit

Dez Bryant caught it and so did Calvin Johnson. It doesn't need to be so hard to figure out. The NFL can't seem to find a catch rule that is both easy to understand and to objectively apply. It has seemingly given up trying to find that...Show More Summary

Coming Distractions: Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart are still begging for laughs in the new Central Intelligence trailer

The new trailer for Central Intelligence is miles better than the previous one, simply because it boasts a single funny joke. When Calvin (Kevin Hart), an idle accountant who used to be the most popular guy in high school, asks Bob (Dwayne...Show More Summary

Lions Take Out Ad in Detroit Newspaper to Thank Calvin Johnson

Calvin Johnson retired from the NFL last week at the age of 30 after nine years in the league. To thank him for everything he did for the franchise, the Detroit Lions took out an ad in the Detroit Free Press on Sunday to thank the one they called Megatron, because a player like Johnson deserves a classy farewell. Show More Summary

Pizza Hut Sent Calvin Johnson a Retirement Pizza (Pic)

2 months agoSports : Total Pro Sports

Despite being one of the best wide receivers of our time, Calvin Johnson has never been a very flashy guy. While his many touchdowns were featured on many highlight reels, his touchdown celebrations rarely received the same attention due to their tame nature. And when he decided to retire from the NFL last week, after nine […]

The Lions took out a newspaper ad thanking Calvin Johnson

The "thank-you" ad the Lions took out in today's @freep pic.twitter.com/U7RogOKSiT — Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) March 13, 2016 When a player retires or moves to a different city and team, newspaper ad usually follows. Typically, the player is the one purchasing the newspaper space to thank the city's fans for their career. Show More Summary

NFL's Marvin Jones -- I'm Not Megatron ... But Obviously I'm Good Enough

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : TMZ.com

New Lions WR Marvin Jones says he's not fazed by comparisons to old Lions WR Calvin Johnson... 'cause he knows his skills are gonna make him a star in Detroit. We got Marvin out at LAX fresh off signing a five year $40 million contract with…

Mark Wahlberg Wants Football Player Calvin Johnson to Unretire

Mark Wahlberg wears a tight muscle tee while grabbing lunch with a buddy on Tuesday (March 8) in Beverly Hills, Calif. The 44-year-old actor was caught outside by photographers and asked about football player Calvin Johnson retiring from the game. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Mark Wahlberg “Wow, well hopefully he just did [...]

Fantasy impact of Marvin Jones free agent signing

Detroit gets its nominal Calvin Johnson replacement in the ex-Cincinnati receiver. We break down the fantasy implications. The Detroit Lions acted fast to replaced retired superstar wide receiver Calvin Johnson, inking receiver Marvin Jones, formerly of the Cincinnati Bengals, to a deal on the first day of the new league year Wednesday. Show More Summary

For Calvin Johnson and Other Early Retirees, Bodily Harm is Only Part of the Problem

On March 8th, Calvin Johnsonretired, and added his name to the growing list of talented, still able-bodied NFL athletes who have decided to step away. Has the time come for the league and fans to look past the obvious reasons for this trend? Avoiding further bodily harm definitely plays a part [...]

Nate Burleson writes heartfelt tribute to former teammate Calvin Johnson

Are you ready for one of the most heartfelt and tear-jerking Facebook tributes you’ll ever read from an athlete? We’ll give you (...)

Mark Wahlberg -- Calvin Johnson Should Unretire ... Come to the Pats!!! (VIDEO)

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : TMZ.com

Mark Wahlberg ain't buyin' Calvin Johnson's retirement announcement -- saying he hopes the whole thing is just a ploy so CJ can join the New England Patriots.  Wahlberg was out in Bev Hills when a photog broke the news to him about CJ's…

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