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BREAKING: Calvin Johnson considering retirement

For years, the Lions have boasted one of the best receivers in the NFL, and arguably one of the all-time greats, in Calvin Johnson. However,


For years, the Lions have boasted one of the best receivers in the NFL, and arguably one of the all-time greats, in Calvin Johnson. However, Megatron may not be plying his trade in Detroit – or anywhere – come next September. According to Lions beat writer Tim Twentyman, Calvin Johnson is considering retirement: https://twitter.com/ttwentyman/status/684816723372027905 https://twitter.com/ttwentyman/status/684816774861295618 https://twitter.com/ttwentyman/status/684817076016549888 https://twitter.com/ttwentyman/status/684817114180497409     Many considered Johnson to be a candidate to be released by the Lions this offseason, with him being due to count $24,008,000 against the team’s salary cap in 2016. Perhaps hoping to go out on his own terms rather than being cut by the only team he’s ever played for, Johnson will evaluate whether he wants to continue his spectacular career. Johnson, of course, wouldn’t be the first Lions great to leave at such a young age:   https://twitter.com/NFL_RealUpdates/status/684821138594263040 If he does hang up his cleats, it will surely only be a matter of time until Calvin Johnson┬áreceives a bust in Canton.      

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Gur Samuel

Hi! I'm Gur and I'm RealSport's Editor-in-Chief. I'm also currently the site's tennis editor, and contribute to our NFL, wrestling and Formula 1 coverage as well. I'm also an NFL analyst for CNN International and contributor to SB Nation, and have contributed to, or been interviewed by, various print, broadcast and online media, including the BBC, Mail Online, ABC, NBC, CBS, the Boston Globe, and Yahoo! Sports.

BREAKING: Calvin Johnson considering retirement

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