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In wide receiver-blessed NFC North, are Detroit Lions outclassed?

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 Picks 2016: 2-Round Mock Draft and Top Players to Grab Early

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

6 big winners from Thursday's 'riveting' NFL preseason action

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

How Ghost Rider Could Bring MacLachlan's Mr. Hyde Back to "Agents of SHIELD"

CBR explores Calvin "Zabo" Johnson's connection to Ghost Rider and what it means for the show's fourth season.

Anquan Boldin changes numbers out of respect for Calvin Johnson

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…

Johnson:Paul Ryan's Republican Tax Wish List

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,...

Anquan Boldin expected to sign with Lions

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

Calvin Johnson's concussion tale is pretty scary

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

Eric Ebron hopes he can help Lions move on from “big brother” Megatron

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…

Calvin Johnson Says Concussions Happen as Frequently as ‘Every Other Play’ in the NFL

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 […]

Calvin Johnson's Retirement Reveals Pain Impossible to Ignore for NFL Players

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

Calvin Johnson joins chorus of ex-players with accusations of painkiller misuse in NFL

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

Calvin Johnson underscores how easy it was to get painkillers

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…

Calvin Johnson Details How Easy It Is For NFL Players To Rely On Painkillers

2 months agoSports : Deadspin

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

Calvin Johnson: ‘Retirement Would’ve Been Hard If Lions Were Contenders’

2 months agoSports : Total Pro Sports

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 […]

Calvin Johnson says painkillers were handed out ‘like candy’ to NFL players

2 months agoSports : The Early Lead

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 […]

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