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Calvin Johnson

Retired
Wide Receiver

Ht: 6.4 | Wt: 237

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YearTmGRecRec YdsRec AvgRec TDRec 2ptRushRush YdsRush AvgRush TDRush 2ptFum Lost
2007DET154875615.754045213.00100
2008DET1678133117.061213-1-0.33002
2009DET146798414.695077310.43002
2010DET1677112014.551214328.00000
2011DET1696168117.5116011111.00001
2012DET16122196416.1050000.00003
2013DET1484149217.76120000.00001
Average:82133316903246001
Total:572932816662191676109

Lions | Calvin Johnson rumors swirl

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 09:45:08 -0700

Retired WR Calvin Johnson, whose rights the Detroit Lions own, has been the subject of trade calls from two teams over the past week, according to sources. Figuring they had nothing to lose, the Lions told teams to reach out to Johnson to gauge his interest, but so far it has been noncommittal at best, diminishing any hope for a deal, sources said.

Fantasy Tip: The odds appear dim that Megatron would make a return, but some sites have added him to the player pool. It's something to watch as the trade deadline approaches Tuesday, Oct. 31.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

Lions | Teams check in on Calvin Johnson

Sun, 29 Oct 2017 07:12:45 -0700

The Detroit Lions have been contacted by two teams about the possibility of trading for the rights of retired WR Calvin Johnson, according to sources. The Lions have told teams to reach out to Johnson to gauge his interest in playing again, but he has been noncommittal to this point.

Fantasy Tip: Owners should keep an eye on the situation over the next few days to see if there is any chance that Johnson is moved before the trade deadline. It appears Johnson is not interested in playing and should be avoided in all leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

NFL | Teams reaching out to Calvin Johnson?

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 19:09:42 -0700

Retired Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson has been contacted by at least a half-dozen teams to gauge his interest in returning to the NFL, according to Mike Freeman of BleacherReport.com.

Fantasy Tip: Even if Johnson decides he likes a team enough to unretire, he would still need the Lions to work out a trade. A return still seems unlikely, but the situation is worth monitoring.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: BleacherReport.com - Mike Freeman

Raiders | Calvin Johnson linked to Raiders

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 08:36:05 -0700

Former Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson was a guest of Oakland Raiders offensive coordinator Todd Downing during organized team activities earlier this summer. He also played golf with Downing, head coach Jack Del Rio and QB Derek Carr.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson disclosed recently that the Lions' futility was the main reason for retiring. He could force his release from the Lions if he came out of retirement because his old $11 million salary cap number would be reinstated and put the Lions over the threshold. It's still a long shot he returns. He turns 32 in September, and after a year away to heal, he could serve as a quality possession receiver. If so, he'd be a low-end WR3 with some PPR luster in fantasy.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: RaidersWire - Katia Dragotis

Lions | Calvin Johnson's return could put Lions in bind

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 08:30:51 -0700

Former Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson, if he decided to come out of retirement, could force the team to release him. Johnson's old salary would count against the team's cap. According to Spotrac, Johnson cleared over $11 million in salary cap space when he retired, which would put the Lions over the threshold.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NationalFootballPost.com - Joel Corry

Lions | Calvin Johnson invited to camp

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 09:17:25 -0700

Retired WR Calvin Johnson was invited to training camp by the Detroit Lions team president Rod Wood told WJR Radio.

Fantasy Tip: Megatron has stated that he was physically taxed and hasn't seemed willing to return. With the Lions in contention now, there could be hope that he returns. It's a long shot, and he probably wouldn't be more than a low-end WR3 if he returned.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Michael Rothstein

NFL | Calvin Johnson reiterates he's done

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 07:42:16 -0800

Former Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson reiterated Tuesday, Dec. 20, that he's not returning to play football.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Michael Rothstein

Lions | Mathew Stafford expects different offense

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 20:55:12 -0700

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford said he expects to lean on the running game a little more in 2016 with WR Calvin Johnson now retired. "I think it'll make us different," he said Thursday, July 28. "It's on us to make it more dangerous. We got to go out there and make the plays."

Fantasy Tip: It's tough to gauge how Stafford will perform without Johnson leading the passing attack, but he should still be viewed as a high-end QB2.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Detroit Free Press - Carlos Monarrez

Lions | Calvin Johnson staying retired

Sat, 25 Jun 2016 17:37:05 -0700

Retired WR Calvin Johnson (Lions) said Saturday, June 25, he feels good about his decision to retire and is not coming back to the NFL.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson's decision to retire should make Golden Tate a WR2 candidate, and Eric Ebron becomes an attractive upside option at tight end.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Detroit Free Press - Dave Birkett

Lions | Detroit offense tougher for defenses?

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 17:50:14 -0700

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford believes his offense will be tougher to defend without former WR Calvin Johnson. Stafford said defenses won't know who the Lions will go to on offense, whereas most of the time in previous years Johnson was their go-to guy.

Fantasy Tip: Golden Tate takes over as the No. 1 wide receiver in Detroit, and he's a WR2 candidate in 2016. Marvin Jones figures to be the No. 2 receiver, but he shouldn't be viewed as more than a WR4 with WR3 upside.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Detroit Free Press - Dave Birkett

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