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 again, they need a tackle. They’re 7-1. They have only a first-round pick next year, and three 4s. They don’t have a second- or third-round pick. That’s not good. “What’s it going to take to get Calvin Johnson, who by the way has a base salary still on the books for $16 million? Calvin has been working out, I guess, but does he really want to play? Jacksonville’s ears are perked up. Chances are, I don’t think it happens.” On Sunday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reported that two teams have spoken to the Lions over the past week about potentially trading for the rights to Johnson ahead of this year’s deadline. The Lions figured they had nothing to lose and told these teams to gauge Johnson’s reaction. However, Schefter says that “it has been non-committal at best, diminishing any hopes for a deal.” Schefter adds that there remains doubt that Johnson would even be willing to come out of retirement, but at least two teams were curious enough to at least inquire within the past week.
Jaguars & Eagles Interested In Lions WR Calvin Johnson
NFL Trade Rumors | Oct 30