WR Calvin Johnson - Free Agent
|6-5, 235||Born: 9-25-1985||College: Georgia Tech||Drafted: Round 1, pick 2|
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Latest NewsRaiders | Calvin Johnson linked to Raiders (Tue Jul 18, 11:36 AM) - 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. Our View: There's been quite a bit of buzz about Megatron recently, but he's still retired. It would be an amazing story if the Raiders were able to snare both RB Marshawn Lynch and Johnson coming out of retirement in 2017. According to OverTheCap.com, the Raiders have around $18 million in cap space right now.
link to story Lions | Calvin Johnson's return could put Lions in bind (Tue Jul 18, 11:30 AM) - Former Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson, if he decided to come out of retirement, could force the team to release him. Our View: This is an interesting story to keep an eye on as Johnson has recently opened up about why he walked away from the Lions and into retirement. If he returned, 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.
link to story Lions | Calvin Johnson invited to camp (Mon Jul 17, 12:17 PM) - Retired WR Calvin Johnson was invited to training camp by the Detroit Lions team president Rod Wood told WJR Radio. Our View: Wood has been exchanging text messages with Johnson that he described as "cordial" and "professional" but he did not get into specifics. Johnson opened up about his retirement from the Lions recently, talking about how the constant losing was a factor in his decision to walk away. Johnson has declared before that a return to the NFL would be too much of a toll on his body.
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