Calvin Johnson RUMORS & NEWS

  • Calvin Johnson joins Raiders for first week of OTAs

    Pro Football Talk "Ten years ago, the Raiders didn’t want Calvin Johnson. They now do. Sort of. Per Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, Johnson will join the Raiders during the first week of Organized Team Activities. He’ll attend as a guest of offensive coordinator Todd Downing. It’s unclear whether Johnson will be..." May 23

  • Rogers: Calvin Johnson deserved better from Lions

    Detroit News "There isn’t a manual for these things. But when you begin examining how NFL franchises have handled similar issues over the years, a pattern has developed: There’s a right way and a wrong way for an organization to handle the retirement of a player still under contract. Calvin Johnson isn’t..." May 23

  • Calvin Johnson right to be miffed at Detroit Lions for way things ended

    Detroit Free Press "When Tony Romo retired from the NFL last month, the Dallas Cowboys gave him a nice parting gift. Romo was allowed to keep $5 million in signing-bonus prorations that the team could have otherwise forced him to repay under the current collective bargaining agreement. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones,..." May 22

  • Calvin Johnson: “Of course” I had concussions I hid from the doctors

    Detroit Free Press "If Tom Brady played through a brain injury last season like his wife, Giselle Bundchen, suggested, he wouldn’t be the first NFL player to do so. In fact, former Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson said that’s a regular practice in the NFL “Guys get concussions, they don’t tell the..." May 22

  • Calvin Johnson not pleased with Lions' treatment after retirement

    Detroit Free Press "Calvin Johnson and Marshawn Lynch left college together a decade ago and went 10 picks apart in the first round of the 2007 NFL draft. They worked out together as they prepared for the NFL combine, and they walked away from the game together months apart after the 2015 season. But while..." May 20

  • Calvin Johnson: Playing football ‘wasn’t fun any more’

    Michigan Live "Calvin Johnson made $114 million while becoming one of the greatest receivers in the history of the NFL. Jeff Samardzija is under .500 in his 10 years as a major-league pitcher -- though he's been guaranteed at least $128 million to do it. And he didn't have to rack up the kind of physical..." May 10

  • Calvin Johnson on return to the NFL: ‘I’m not coming back, man’

    Sportsnaut "Former Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson shocked the football world by announcing his retirement earlier this year. He was in the height of a Hall of Fame-worthy career. He was just 30 years old and coming off his sixth consecutive 1,000-yard season. To some, the surprise was that Johnson..." December 21