Calvin Johnson RUMORS & NEWS

  • Calvin Johnson could easily secure free agency

    Pro Football Talk "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..." August 13

  • Is Calvin Johnson considering a comeback?

    Newark Star-Ledger "Now this would be a mega addition to any NFL team. Calvin Johnson, the former star Detroit Lions wide receiver that retired abruptly at the age of 30, is receiving interest from NFL teams trying to gauge his thoughts on potentially returning to the gridiron. According to Mike Freeman of..." August 10

  • Calvin Johnson says he was 'stuck' in Detroit, Lions had no chance at Super Bowl

    Detroit News "before that the team’s inability to contend for a Super Bowl played a role in his retirement following the 2015 season, along with injuries. Last week, he took it a step further. Johnson, in Italy last week for the Italian Bowl XXXVII, met with members of the Italian media, where he was..." July 11

  • Calvin Johnson reportedly paid the Lions at least $1 million after retiring

    Detroit Free Press "Calvin Johnson paid back the Detroit Lions a lot more from his signing bonus than originally thought and wrote the team a check for at least $1 million. According to a person with knowledge of the situation, the franchise’s greatest receiver made a payment to the Lions for at least seven..." June 08

  • 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