Calvin Johnson RUMORS & NEWS

  • Calvin Johnson to join DWTS, sister says he ‘can’t dance’

    Larry Brown Sports "Calvin Johnson has already found a way to keep busy now that he has retired from the NFL — he’s going to dance. It was revealed on “Good Morning America” Tuesday that Johnson will be one of the contestants on Season 23 of “Dancing With the Stars.” The former Detroit Lions wide receiver will..." August 30

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

    Washington Post "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..." July 07

  • Calvin Johnson says retirement would've been hard if Lions were contenders

    The Score "Retired Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson is beginning to open up about all the reasons he decided to retire at age 30. It's long been understood that Johnson was stepping away because of nagging injuries, but the future Hall of Famer has now confirmed the plight of the Lions'..." July 06

  • Calvin Johnson says he retired because he's 'fed up' with football

    SB Nation "When Calvin Johnson announced his retirement earlier this offseason, he kept his reasoning a secret. But now he's decided to open up about why he walked away from the game. At his annual football camp Saturday, Johnson dispelled rumors that he called it quits because he was frustrated with the..." June 29

  • Calvin Johnson sets the record straight: 'I'm not coming back'

    CBS Sports "Calvin Johnson shockingly decided to retire earlier this offseason at the age of 30. A Hall of Fame-caliber player for nine years, Johnson finished his career with 731 catches for 11,619 yards and 83 touchdowns. Those figures rank 43rd, 27th, and 22nd all-time, respectively, and they rank fifth,..." June 25

  • Stafford: I think it will be tougher on defenses without Calvin Johnson

    Pro Football Talk "Calvin Johnson retired this offseason, leaving the Lions to get used to running an offense without their top receiver for most of the last decade. They signed Marvin Jones, Jeremy Kerley, Andre Caldwell and Andre Roberts as free agents to go with holdovers Golden Tate, T.J. Jones and Corey..." June 21

  • Lions GM says he didn't try to talk Calvin Johnson out of retiring

    CBS Sports "Calvin Johnson shockingly retired earlier this offseason at the age of 30. One of the most talented wide receivers the league has ever seen, the former Detroit Lion seemed like he still had a lot left to give. At the very least, he figured to still be a huge part of his team's offense, and without..." June 01

  • Matthew Stafford has moved on from Calvin Johnson

    Sportsnaut "Calvin Johnson who? After spending seven seasons playing with Johnson and recording some absurd numbers, Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford has reportedly closed the “Megatron” chapter in his book. This was Stafford’s response when asked how long it took to move on from Johnson after..." May 27

  • Matthew Stafford didn't push Calvin Johnson to keep playing, expects WR to stay retired

    Michigan Live "Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford had a strong suspicion Calvin Johnson might be playing his final season last year. After seven years together, you tend to get a sense for these kinds of things. "I had some inklings, and some conversations with him, and I know him well enough to know..." May 20

  • Teammate thought Calvin Johnson retirement talk was a joke

    Michigan Live "Calvin Johnson was considering retirement long before the end of last season. Johnson apparently told fellow Lions receiver Corey Fuller about his plans early in the season -- only Fuller thought Johnson was kidding. "Every time he mentioned it to me, I kind of took it as a joke," Fuller..." April 08

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