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 receives a bust in Canton.
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