While the NFL has increasingly become a passing league over the years, no player has ever tallied 2,000 receiving yards in a season. Calvin Johnson came close with 1,964 yards in 2012 and Julio Jones took over second place on the all-time list with 1,871 yards during the 2015 season, which makes him a popular [more]
Kurt Warner thinks he is. The numbers suggest that he has a better case for it than Calvin Johnson. Ultimately, the decision will be made as to whether receiver Anquan Boldin gets in to Canton. But while the voters must wait five years to have the official debate, we can start now: Yes or no, [more]
Setting aside for now the fact that teams reaching out to receiver Calvin Johnson about a potential return to football are tampering, there’s a specific procedure that would allow Johnson to get back to football any time he wants. All he has to do is show up. Specifically, he simply has to notify the Commissioner [more]
DeAndre Levy filed an injury grievance over the Lions cutting him this offseason. (AP) You may remember the Detroit Lions from when they tried to make Calvin Johnson pay back part of his signing bonus after he retired, a move that made the franchise look petty and cheap in the eyes of many. Show More Summary
Calvin Johnson has had at least a “half-dozen teams” reach out to him about coming out of retirement, according to Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report. Johnson thus far has resisted the temptation to return, but per Freeman, the attempts by teams to convince Johnson to make a comeback are “fairly fierce.” The nine-year veteran, though, […]
Calvin Johnson has shown no signs of wanting to return to the field since announcing his retirement before the 2016 season, but he is still spending some time around the game. Johnson is in Miami this week and spending what Dolphins coach Adam Gase called “a little bit” of time with the team’s receivers. Johnson […]
With the Lions and Barry Sanders renewing their relationship a generation after Sanders abruptly quit and the team made him pay back millions, the Lions now have only one former superstar player who retired under less than ideal circumstances. And team president Rod Wood has now spoken publicly twice about the situation in less than…
The Lions are clearly trying to mend fences with Calvin Johnson, inviting the retired wide receiver to training camp after an offseason of critical comments about the team. But they’ve taken another step to bring another legend back into the fold. Via Justin Rogers of the Detroit News, the Lions have hired Hall of Fame…
The Lions, who have faced periodic criticism in recent months from their most recent (and, frankly, rare) superstar player, hope to smooth things over with Calvin Johnson, in part by inviting him to training camp. But if the goal is to make nice with a player who was better than great, the Lions could do…
Johnson has had harsh words for the franchise since he retired last year
Lions president said he had extended a training camp invitation to the franchise's all-time leading receiver in a radio interview Monday
The tension between the Lions and Calvin Johnson has been palpable, and obvious. But the Lions hope to mend fences with their former star wide receiver. Via Tim Twentyman of the team’s official website, Lions president Rod Wood said during an interview with WJR that he’s been in contact with Johnson and has invited him…
Johnson's recent statements about why he left the Lions contain many contradictions, Mitch Albom writes.
When six-time Pro Bowler Calvin Johnson retired from the NFL last spring, he cited his health as the primary reason. Now, more than a year later, the wide receiver has revealed that his long-term deal with the luckless Detroit Lions was a major factor in his decision to walk away from professional football at the age of 30. Show More Summary
Everyone assumed Calvin Johnson’s reasons for retiring included the constant losing with the Detroit Lions. He avoided answering that directly for a long time, instead sticking to his answer that the physical toll on his body was too much and that’s why he stepped away. Show More Summary
A year and a half after Calvin Johnson decided to retire from the Lions, the team’s relationship with its all-time greatest receiver seems to be growing more strained. And one former teammate is siding with Megatron. Dan Orlovsky, a backup quarterback who spent four seasons as Johnson’s teammate in two different stints with the Lions,…
Calvin Johnson included the Lions' on-field performance as a reason for his departure from the NFL.
Part of why Megatron walked away from football was because he believed the Lions couldn't transform into a championship team.
The former All-Pro WR spoke pretty candidly about his time and exit from the Lions in a recent news conference in Italy