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Lions | Calvin Johnson adjusting approach in practice

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:19:19 -0700

Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson is taking part in fewer reps in training camp this year than in years past and said he is trying to be smarter about his approach to practice with the goal of staying healthy the entire season. "I'm older now," Johnson said. "I'm not diving for the balls anymore (in practice). Coach Caldwell has a big emphasis about us staying off the ground. I'm not playing every play in practice but they're working me in. I'm out here trying to get my extra running in after (practice) so I can keep my wind up."

Fantasy Tip: Anything that Johnson can do to avoid the nagging injuries that forced him to miss time down the stretch last season is a good thing for fantasy owners. He should be the first WR off the board in any format.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: FOX Sports Detroit - Dave Dye

Lions | Calvin Johnson has high hopes for team

Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:52:26 -0700

Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson thinks the team is in a place where they can win the Super Bowl in 2014. "We need to win a Super Bowl," Johnson said. "That's the No. 1 thing. That's the No. 1 thing (and) should be for every team going into the beginning of the year."

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Lions | Calvin Johnson feeling healthy

Tue, 10 Jun 2014 19:44:02 -0700

Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson is happy to be healthy and back on the practice field after injuries to his knee and finger prevented him from doing so late last season. "It feels great to be out here playing with the guys," Johnson said Tuesday, June 10. "I missed a lot of practice time last year before games. You definitely feel like you need that practice time before a game, just to get on one accord with your quarterback."

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press - Noah Trister

Lions | Calvin Johnson dealt with two injuries in 2013

Wed, 28 May 2014 11:33:09 -0700

Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson said he dealt with knee and finger injuries last season that affected his play since he missed some practices. He said he needed to get his knee drained each week and still felt pain when he played. He has been able to fully participate in organized team activities since the injuries have healed.

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Lions | Trading Calvin Johnson is prohibitive

Wed, 14 May 2014 14:21:00 -0700

Despite recent rumors of the Detroit Lions potentially trading WR Calvin Johnson, his contract makes that unrealistic. Trading Johnson would create $29 million is dead salary cap space.

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Lions | Calvin Johnson's knee looks good

Mon, 28 Apr 2014 12:09:40 -0700

Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (knee) attended but did not take part in the Lions' three-day minicamp last week. He is recovering from surgery on his right knee and a finger on his left hand.

Fantasy Tip: It's still early in the offseason, but it's encouraging news for a surefire No. 1 fantasy receiver.

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

NFL | Mike Evans gets praise

Thu, 27 Mar 2014 11:18:12 -0700

Texas A&M WR Mike Evans has the best hands since Calvin Johnson, in the opinion of Gil Brandt of NFL.com. Evans is expected to be a top 10 pick in the NFL draft.

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Lions | Agree to terms with Golden Tate

Wed, 12 Mar 2014 12:42:16 -0700

The Detroit Lions agreed to terms with WR Golden Tate (Seahawks) on a five-year contract. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Fantasy Tip: Tate is a safe No. 3 fantasy football wide receiver with upside as a legitimate No. 2. Tate should see some good match ups from defenses as teams key on Calvin Johnson.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Oakland Press - Paula Pasche

Lions | May target wide receiver

Fri, 21 Feb 2014 00:19:09 -0800

The Detroit Lions want to take some pressure off WR Calvin Johnson, so the team will look for another receiver this year that can help avoid defenses double-teaming Johnson downfield.

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Lions | Calvin Johnson has surgery

Wed, 15 Jan 2014 14:01:12 -0800

Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (knee, finger) underwent minor knee surgery last week and also had surgery on his finger this week. He's recovering nicely from both procedures.

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Bears | Alshon Jeffery named to Pro Bowl

Thu, 09 Jan 2014 09:26:55 -0800

Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery was named to the Pro Bowl Thursday, Jan. 9, replacing Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (knee).

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Lions | Two first-team All-Pros

Fri, 03 Jan 2014 21:48:29 -0800

Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson was named first-team All-Pro Friday, Jan. 3. DT Ndamukong Suh also earned first-team honors.

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Lions | Calvin Johnson to have offseason surgery

Sun, 29 Dec 2013 17:14:34 -0800

Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said Sunday, Dec. 29, that WR Calvin Johnson (knee) will need offseason knee surgery, but the procedure is not considered "major."

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: DetroitLions.com - Tim Twentyman

Lions | Week 17 Inactives

Sun, 29 Dec 2013 08:39:49 -0800

The Detroit Lions have declared WR Calvin Johnson, CB Chris Houston, CB Dwight Bentley, C Dylan Gandy, CB Jonte Green, QB Kellen Moore, OT LaAdrian Waddle inactive for Week 17.

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Lions | Calvin Johnson inactive

Sun, 29 Dec 2013 08:35:38 -0800

Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (knee) has been declared inactive for the team's Week 17 game.

Fantasy Tip: Kris Durham and Nate Burleson likely will have some fantasy value with Johnson out of the lineup. Both could be flex options for owners this week.

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Lions | Calvin Johnson unlikely to play

Sun, 29 Dec 2013 08:08:57 -0800

Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (knee) is not participating in pregame warmups and is unlikely to play Week 17.

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Lions | Calvin Johnson may need surgery

Sun, 29 Dec 2013 07:36:19 -0800

Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (knee) is dealing with a sprained knee with loose bodies and may require surgery in the offseason. Doctors are recommending the surgery, but it is ultimately Johnson's decision.

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Lions | Could shut Calvin Johnson down

Sun, 29 Dec 2013 06:19:35 -0800

The Detroit Lions could shut WR Calvin Johnson (knee) down for the team's Week 16 game. Johnson wants to play, but did not practice all week.

Fantasy Tip: This is going to go right down to the wire. Check the inactives and be prepared to go in a different direction if Johnson is shut down.

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Lions | Two from Honolulu blue and silver going to Hawaii

Fri, 27 Dec 2013 20:26:52 -0800

Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson and DT Ndamukong Suh were picked by fans, coaches and players for the Pro Bowl. Rosters were announced Friday, Dec. 27.

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Lions | Calvin Johnson questionable

Fri, 27 Dec 2013 13:14:56 -0800

Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (knee) will be listed as questionable for the team's Week 17. Head coach Jim Schwartz said it will be a group decision if he plays or not.

Fantasy Tip: This one will will likely go right down to the wire. Check his status on Sunday with another option ready to go if Johnson is not active. The Lions don't have anything to play for in Week 17, so opening up Megatron to further injury doesn't seem like a smart idea. Remember, he played in only 56 percent of the snaps last week, so if he suits up, it could be a similar situation. He's a risky start.

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

Lions | Calvin Johnson getting better

Thu, 26 Dec 2013 19:29:29 -0800

Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (knee) said he is getting better but is not sure if he will be able to play Week 17.

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Lions | No practice for Calvin Johnson

Thu, 26 Dec 2013 10:53:44 -0800

Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 26.

Fantasy Tip: This is something to watch as the week goes on, but it is still likely Johnson will play in the team's Week 17 game.

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Lions | No practice to Calvin Johnson

Wed, 25 Dec 2013 12:17:50 -0800

Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 25.

Fantasy Tip: Even with Johnson sitting out, there is still a good chance he plays in Week 17. Jim Schwartz wants Megatron playing against the Minnesota Vikings if he's medically cleared. Check back on Johnson's status, but if he's playing, he should be in your lineup.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: DetroitLions.com - Tim Twentyman

Lions | Calvin Johnson declines comment on report

Tue, 24 Dec 2013 17:17:14 -0800

Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (knee) declined comment on a report that he is playing with a partially torn posterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. "Y'all will have to ask me those questions on Thursday," Johnson said Tuesday, Dec. 23. "I don't want to talk about that stuff." Head coach Jim Schwartz has said offseason surgery is not required, and that Johnson could play in the Week 17 game against the Minnesota Vikings.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Mlive.com - Kyle Meinke

Lions | Calvin Johnson's Week 17 status uncertain

Mon, 23 Dec 2013 10:09:00 -0800

Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said the team will see how WR Calvin Johnson (knee) is during the week before deciding if he will play Week 17.

Fantasy Tip: Owners should monitor Johnson's practice participation this week and have a backup plan in case Johnson is held out of the game.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: DetroitLions.com - Tim Twentyman

Lions | Calvin Johnson questionable

Fri, 20 Dec 2013 13:18:06 -0800

Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (knee) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 20, and is listed as questionable for Week 16.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson probably will be able to play, but owners should check the inactive list to check his availability. Johnson should be started in every leagues if he plays.

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Lions | Calvin Johnson not practicing

Thu, 19 Dec 2013 09:09:55 -0800

Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (knee) was not participating in the portion of practice open to the media Thursday, Dec. 19. Johnson was stretching with the team prior to practice.

Fantasy Tip: There is nothing to be concerned with here, everything points to Johnson being on the field in Week 16. Get him in your lineups.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Oakland Press - Paula Pasche

Lions | Calvin Johnson misses practice

Wed, 18 Dec 2013 13:29:22 -0800

Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 18. The team did not practice, but the NFL makes teams release a Wednesday injury report, so this is an estimation.

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Lions | Calvin Johnson finishes with little impact

Mon, 16 Dec 2013 23:30:19 -0800

With the exception of a 37-yard reception in the second half and an 18-yard catch that led to a go-ahead touchdown for the Detroit Lions in the final minutes, WR Calvin Johnson didn't have much of an impact. He finished with six catches for 98 yards while being targeted a game-high 13 times.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Baltimore Sun - Aaron Wilson

Lions | Calvin Johnson makes history

Mon, 16 Dec 2013 18:38:59 -0800

Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson has just one reception for seven yards midway through the second quarter of the Week 15 game against the Baltimore Ravens Monday, Dec. 16. However, with that grab, Johnson became the first receiver total 5,000 receiving yards over a three-year span.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: DetroitLions.com - Tim Twentyman

Lions | Calvin Johnson probable

Sat, 14 Dec 2013 16:03:49 -0800

Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (knee) was limited during practice Saturday, Dec. 14, and is listed as probable for Week 15.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson should be in the starting lineup in all fantasy leagues.

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Lions | Calvin Johnson limited

Fri, 13 Dec 2013 14:24:23 -0800

Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (knee) was limited in practice Friday, Dec. 13.

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Browns | Josh Gordon on verge of history

Fri, 13 Dec 2013 00:40:08 -0800

Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon has at least 125 receiving yards in each of the last four games. That's the third-longest streak in league history. Calvin Johnson (2012) and Pat Studstill (1966) have each done it five times in a row.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Philadelphia Daily News - Paul Domowitch

Lions | Calvin Johnson limited

Thu, 12 Dec 2013 14:32:23 -0800

Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (knee) was limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 12.

Fantasy Tip: Megatron will be fine for Week 15 against the Baltimore Ravens on Monday night. He should be started everywhere.

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Lions | Calvin Johnson breaks franchise mark

Sun, 08 Dec 2013 11:22:03 -0800

Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson broke WR Herman Moore's franchise mark of 9,174 career receiving yards in Week 14.

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Lions | Calvin Johnson probable

Fri, 06 Dec 2013 13:36:54 -0800

Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (knee) was limited in practice Friday, Dec. 6, and is probable for Week 14.

Fantasy Tip: Everything points to the top wide receiver in fantasy football being ready to go for the playoffs. Get him in your lineups.

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Lions | Calvin Johnson returns to practice

Thu, 05 Dec 2013 11:11:50 -0800

Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (knee) returned to practice Thursday, Dec. 5, after sitting out the last two days.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: DetroitLions.com - Tim Twentyman

Lions | Calvin Johnson sits

Wed, 04 Dec 2013 08:55:06 -0800

Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (knee) sat out of practice Wednesday, Dec. 4.

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Lions | Calvin Johnson sits

Tue, 03 Dec 2013 08:25:03 -0800

Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (knee) didn't practice Tuesday, Dec. 3, and appeared to have an ice pack on his right knee.

Fantasy Tip: This is likely just another maintenance day. There are no worries for Week 14.

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

Lions | Calvin Johnson probable for Week 13

Wed, 27 Nov 2013 13:17:13 -0800

Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (knee) was listed as a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Nov. 27. He is listed as probable for the Week 13 game against the Green Bay Packers Thursday, Nov. 28.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson missed the first game against the Packers this season due to injury, which probably ate him up inside. He has three straight 100-yard games against the Packers, posting 26 receptions for 505 yards and two touchdowns. He has 11 touchdowns over his past 11 games against Green Bay since the start of the 2007 season, and five 100-yard performances during that span. Expect him to stuff another stat line full of Thanksgiving goodness again this week.

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Lions | Calvin Johnson expects no issues

Tue, 26 Nov 2013 19:12:19 -0800

Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (knee) said Tuesday, Nov. 26, that his knee is "getting better," and that he does not anticipate it being an issue on short rest in the Week 13 game against the Green Bay Packers Thursday, Nov. 28.

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

Lions | Calvin Johnson does not practice

Tue, 26 Nov 2013 13:12:51 -0800

Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (knee) did not participate in practice Tuesday, Nov. 26.

Fantasy Tip: With a short week, it is not a surprise that Johnson is getting some extra rest. Still, expect him to go on Thanksgiving day and get him in your lineups.

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Lions | Calvin Johnson sitting

Tue, 26 Nov 2013 08:41:51 -0800

Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (knee) is not practicing Tuesday, Nov. 26.

Fantasy Tip: He usually sits out early in the week as a maintenance measure.

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Lions | Calvin Johnson misses practice

Mon, 25 Nov 2013 15:11:24 -0800

Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (knee) did not participate in practice Monday, Nov. 25. The Lions did not practice and this is an estimation.

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Lions | Calvin Johnson sets record in loss

Sun, 24 Nov 2013 15:48:12 -0800

Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson had seven receptions for 115 yards in the Week 12 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He set a league record with 861 yards receiving over five games, surpassing the 822 yards Charley Hennigan had in a five-game span for the Houston Oilers in 1961.

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Buccaneers | Darrelle Revis to cover Calvin Johnson

Sun, 24 Nov 2013 05:49:59 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Darrelle Revis will travel all over the field covering Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson in Week 12.

Fantasy Tip: It should be an interesting matchup to watch, but there probably isn't a player in the league that can completely shut down Megatron. Keep him in your lineup.

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Lions | Calvin Johnson probable

Fri, 22 Nov 2013 13:33:54 -0800

Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (knee) was limited in practice Friday, Nov. 22, and is probable for Week 12.

Fantasy Tip: Johnson looks good to play and is a must start in all formats.

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Buccaneers | Darrelle Revis to be physical with Calvin Johnson

Fri, 22 Nov 2013 08:56:18 -0800

Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Darrelle Revis said he plans on being physical with Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson in their Week 12 matchup. Revis has been playing more press coverage in recent weeks as his knee returns close to 100 percent health. The two faced each other in 2010 and Johnson was held to just one catch for 13 yards. "My thought was always just to be physical with them," said Revis. "They're big guys. I feel no receiver wants to get jammed or pressed at the line, so just be physical with those guys and match what they bring to the table."

Fantasy Tip: Johnson faces one of the best cornerbacks in the league this weekend, but that shouldn't cause you to consider straying from Megatron. He's a must-start every week.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Buccaneers.com - Scott Smith

Lions | Calvin Johnson practices

Fri, 22 Nov 2013 08:36:57 -0800

Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (knee) practiced Friday, Nov. 22.

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Lions | Calvin Johnson practicing

Thu, 21 Nov 2013 08:42:29 -0800

Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (knee) practiced Thursday, Nov. 21.

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