Calvin Johnson RUMORS & NEWS

  • Why Boomer Esiason Believes Patriots Could Consider Calvin Johnson Trade

    NESN "Could the New England Patriots pursue Calvin Johnson? Boomer Esiason isn’t ruling it out. Johnson, now 32 years old, hasn’t played since the 2015 season, but ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Sunday, citing league sources, that two teams have spoken to the Detroit Lions about potentially..." October 30

  • Jaguars & Eagles Interested In Lions WR Calvin Johnson

    NFL Trade Rumors "Chris Mortensen of ESPN mentioned during an appearance on “Mike & Mike” that the Jaguars and Eagles have both show interest in possibly trading for retired Lions WR Calvin Johnson. “The speculation has been the Philadelphia Eagles,” Mortensen said, via Jimmy Kempski of the Philly Voice. “Once..." October 30

  • Report of Eagles pursuing Calvin Johnson is off the mark

    Pro Football Talk "The Eagles added some significant offensive weapons in the offseason. A new report indicates they’d like to add another offensive weapon during the season. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, however, that report isn’t true. Steven Albritton of KMBC in Kansas City reports that the..." October 29

  • If Calvin Johnson wants to play for a new team, all he has to do is show up in Detroit

    Pro Football Talk "The report that multiple teams have contacted the Lions about trading for the rights of retired receiver Calvin Johnson seems like it’s not going to lead to Johnson returning, primarily because there’s no indication that he wants to return. If he does, and if he doesn’t want the Lions to pick his..." October 29

  • Lions approached about trading Calvin Johnson's rights

    ESPN "Over the past week, two teams have spoken to the Detroit Lions about potentially trading for Calvin Johnson's rights before Tuesday's NFL trade deadline, league sources told ESPN. Figuring they had nothing to lose, the Lions told teams to reach out to Johnson to gauge his reaction, but so far..." October 29

  • 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