Calvin Johnson RUMORS & NEWS

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #AZCardinals WR John Brown (hamstring), #Lions WR Calvin Johnson (ankle) expected to play. Same with #Redskins CB DeAngelo Hall

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    Michael Rothstein @mikerothstein

    Lions WR Calvin Johnson said he plans to play Sunday after hurting his ankle in Week 8...

  • Calvin Johnson wants to win with Detroit Lions, not interested in being traded

    Michigan Live "With Tuesday's 4 p.m. NFL trade deadline rapidly approaching, Calvin Johnson doesn't know if the Detroit Lions are seriously considering dealing him away. But the star wide receiver says he hasn't asked for it and he would prefer it didn't happen. Johnson said he's done his best to avoid the..." November 03

  • Lions' Johnson, possible trade bait, not at practice

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson, a high-profile asset the team could move before today's 4 p.m. NFL trade deadline, was not at practice this morning. Johnson, who left Sunday's 45-10 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in the fourth quarter with an ankle injury, was not on the field during the..." November 03

  • Should Lions trade Calvin Johnson?

    Pro Football Talk "The Detroit Lions are 1-7, and they feel worse than that. So will they embark on a fire sale following their 45-10 loss to the Chiefs? On Friday, G.M. Martin Mayhew said the team will be buyers not sellers in free agency, but no one really believes that. More importantly, many are believing..." November 01

  • Calvin Johnson leaves with ankle injury "The Lions' ugly trip to London somehow got uglier late in the game when Calvin Johnson re-injured his ankle in an embarrassing 45-10 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. Johnson left the game in the fourth quarter after aggravating an ankle injury and was declared doubtful to return. He led the team..." November 01

  • Bart Scott: Lions need to 'blow this thing up,' trade Calvin Johnson

    CBS Sports "The Lions are making major moves in the middle of a disastrous season. At 1-6 with Matthew Stafford being repeatedly beaten up in the backfield and Detroit unable to run the ball, Jim Caldwell fired offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi and brought on Jim Bob Cooter. CBS Sports NFL analyst Bart..." October 30

  • Lions’ Calvin Johnson sits out practice

    Detroit News "The Lions traveled overseas as an extremely healthy team, but one of their star players was a surprising absence in Wednesday’s practice at The Grove, a luxury resort about 20 miles north of Central London. Wide receiver Calvin Johnson watched practice without a helmet during the 20-minute..." October 28

  • Calvin Johnson takes dig at Soldier Field "Last year, the Detroit Lions had some complaints about the turf at London's Wembley Stadium during their visit across the pond. This year -- with a Sunday date against the Chiefs looming in London -- they've taken the no more excuses approach. At least one member of the Lions thought it was..." October 28

  • Calvin Johnson: 'I don't think anybody understands' catch rule now

    CBS Sports "It all started in 2011, with the "Calvin Johnson rule," a phrase we all became familiar with when what appeared like an obvious touchdown reception was instead ruled an incompletion because Johnson didn't "complete the process" of "making a football move." We saw the rule invoked during last..." October 21

  • Calvin Johnson is no longer Megatron

    Pro Football Talk "When Calvin Johnson was the best receiver in the league, Calvin Johnson was Megatraon. Even with two defenders obsessed with his every move, Megatron would run past them, accelerate to the ball, and make contested catches. But Calvin Johnson isn’t Megatron anymore. He no longer runs away from..." October 07

  • Calvin Johnson on MNF fumble, missed call: 'Can't leave it in officials' hands'

    CBS Sports "In seconds, the focal point on Monday night shifted from Calvin Johnson's ill-timed fumble on the goal line to the officials' decision to not penalize the Seahawks after K.J. Wright intentionally batted the loose ball out of the end zone, which would have given possession back to the..." October 06

  • Lions' Calvin Johnson on leading the NFL in receiving: 'No doubt'

    Michigan Live "Calvin Johnson hasn't played a full season since 2012. His production has declined each of the past two years. Now he's staring down his 30th birthday later this month. That has fueled speculation that maybe we've already seen the best of the star Detroit Lions receiver. But coming off his..." September 09

  • Megatron: I still have some good years left

    Detroit Free Press "Call Calvin Johnson old. Call him overpaid. Say his highlight-reel production is in decline. But the Lions' star receiver doesn't seem to care about those theories. He seems to worry about those criticisms as much as he would to a slow, undersized cornerback nipping at his heels. "I'm just..." July 10

  • Calvin Johnson: “No doubt” I have big seasons left

    Pro Football Talk "The Lions won 11 games and advanced to the playoffs last year without getting a huge season from wide receiver Calvin Johnson. An ankle injury kept Johnson out of the lineup entirely for three games and limited him in others. He finished the year with 71 catches for 1,077 yards, his lowest..." June 21

  • Lions' Calvin Johnson gets engaged

    Fox Sports Detroit "Love is in the air for the stars of the Detroit Lions. Quarterback Matthew Stafford is getting married this spring and now his favorite target, receiver Calvin Johnson, is engaged. Mrs. Megatron will be Brittany McNorton, the promotions manager for the Lions. Johnson popped the question..." March 17

  • Giants' Odell Beckham Jr. added to Pro Bowl, Lions' Calvin Johnson will not play

    The Score "New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. was added to the Pro Bowl on Thursday. He will replace Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson, who is unable to play due to injury." January 07

  • Darrelle Revis on Calvin Johnson: 'He’s a man amongst boys out there'

    SI "New England Patriots cornerback Darrelle Revis praised Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson ahead of their matchup in Foxboro, Mass., on Sunday. Johnson, who is considered one of the NFL's top receivers, has caught 34 passes for 520 yards and three touchdowns this season. The four-time..." November 21

  • Cards' Mathieu: Patrick Peterson can stop Megatron "The Arizona Cardinals face one mega-challenge Sunday against the Detroit Lions: Calvin Johnson. On NFL Network's NFL AM on Friday morning, Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu was asked how the team plans to stop Megatron. "That's why you pay Patrick Peterson, right?" he replied. Peterson..." November 15

  • Calvin Johnson eager to return Sunday

    Detroit News "The Lions went 3-0 without All-Pro receiver Calvin Johnson, and even though he'd never missed three straight games, watching his teammates finish the first half of the season 6-2 eased the pain of watching from the sideline. But the offense had plenty of problems without him. Through eight..." November 06

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    Dave Birkett @davebirkett

    Calvin Johnson: "It feels good to be back at almost 100 percent." Said he will play Sunday vs the Dolphins.

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    Tori Petry @sportstori

    Calvin Johnson said tonight at the Courage House dinner he's being honored at that he "definitely expects to play" against the Dolphins.

  • Lions' Calvin Johnson tests out ankle in practice

    Detroit News "Despite sitting during the portion of practice open to the media Wednesday, Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson did participate on a limited basis, testing out a high-ankle sprain that's held him out of practice and games the past two weeks. In addition to Johnson's return, right tackle LaAdrian..." October 23

  • No Wednesday practice for Calvin Johnson

    Pro Football Talk "Lions receiver Calvin Johnson has made the business trip to London. But Lions fans will derive no pleasure from the news that Johnson still isn’t practicing. According to Tim Twentyman of the team’s official website, Johnson has missed yet another practice with a sprained ankle that was..." October 22

  • Calvin Johnson will travel to London, playing status uncertain

    SB Nation "Calvin Johnson will be crossing the pond with his team this week. Whether he'll be doing anything more than sightseeing has yet to be determined. Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell said the star wide receiver will "absolutely" travel to London with the team to take on the Atlanta Falcons,..." October 20

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    Dave Birkett @davebirkett

    Caldwell on if Calvin will play: Miracles can happen

  • Calvin Johnson says ankle still a problem, could miss Saints game

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Detroit Lions star receiver Calvin Johnson said Wednesday that he's still bothered by an injured ankle and that he might miss Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints. "It's a bigger picture," Johnson said, according to the Detroit Free Press. "You want to be smart about it because if you..." October 15

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    Dave Birkett @davebirkett

    Calvin Johnson, Reggie Bush miss Lions practice again, doesn't look like either will play Sunday

  • Calvin Johnson worried rivals may target injured ankle

    Detroit News "Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson hasn't ruled out playing Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings, but he expressed concern defenses could target his right ankle if he does return before he's healed. Johnson confirmed Wednesday he is dealing with a high-ankle sprain, and even though he's not..." October 09

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    Dave Birkett @davebirkett

    Calvin Johnson he hopes to play Sunday, dealing with high ankle sprain. Insists he's not frustrated by recent decoy role.

  • The end could be coming for Calvin Johnson in Detroit

    Pro Football Talk "Ndamukong Suh may not be the only top-two pick who could soon be bidding Detroit farewell. With Suh, the second overall pick in 2010, poised to hit the open market in March, the Lions likewise could decide to tell Calvin Johnson, the second overall pick in 2007, to hit the road at about the..." October 08

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    Michael Rothstein @mikerothstein

    Caldwell said he'll think about it "strongly" holding Calvin Johnson out this week. #Lions

  • Lions' Calvin Johnson re-injures right ankle

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell said he's not sure how serious Calvin Johnson's latest ankle injury is, but the Pro Bowl receiver is scheduled to undergo more testing Monday. Johnson re-injured his right ankle on his only catch of Sunday's 17-14 loss to the Buffalo Bills, a quick 7-yard slant..." October 06

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    Dave Birkett @davebirkett

    Calvin Johnson said he's feeling "definitely better than at this time last week"

  • Lions’ Calvin Johnson can’t wait to face Jets secondary

    New York Post "After seeing what Jordy Nelson did to the Jets’ secondary in Week 2 and watching Alshon Jeffery’s follow-up act on Monday night, Calvin Johnson admits he’s licking his chops at the thought of getting single coverage Sunday against the Jets. “No doubt,’’ Johnson said Wednesday. “I definitely..." September 25

  • Calvin Johnson: 2014 is Lions 'best chance' to win a championship

    CBS Sports "The Detroit Lions have only made the playoffs once since Calvin Johnson's rookie year in 2007. That playoff berth came in 2011 when the Lions went 10-6 and lost in the Wild Card round. Besides that, Detroit hasn't really come close to the postseason. The Lions recent struggles haven't done..." September 03

  • Calvin Johnson curious about role in Lions' new offense "Megatron is headed to battle under his third coaching staff and fourth offensive coordinator in eight seasons. Calvin Johnson will see his first game action Friday, and even the reciever is pondering what he will look like in Joe Lombardi's new offense "I'm as curious as anybody else,"..." August 21

  • Healthy Calvin Johnson talks injuries

    ESPN "Calvin Johnson would not talk about his injuries last season -- not about the knees that ached or the finger that was busted. When asked about his health, he'd deflect the questions even though it became obvious he wasn't himself on the field. He would miss practice -- something he's loath to..." May 29

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    Tim Twentyman @ttwentyman

    Mayhew said Calvin Johnson had minor knee surgery last week and surgery on his finger this week. Recovering nicely from both.

  • Detroit Lions' Calvin Johnson undergoes surgeries on finger, right knee

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson followed up his record-setting 2012 season with another almost 1,500 yards receiving this year, but it turns out Megatron was in need of some minor repairs. Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said today that Johnson underwent surgery Monday to correct a..." January 15

  • Calvin Johnson out, won’t lead league in receiving yards

    Pro Football Talk "For the first time since 2010, Lions receiver Calvin Johnson will not lead the league in receiving yards this season. Johnson, who led the league in receiving yards in 2011 and 2012 and is second this season, is inactive for today’s game. Johnson’s quest to join Don Hutson and Jerry Rice as the..." December 29

  • Doctors recommend knee surgery for Megatron

    Pro Football Talk "Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson has been bothered by a knee injury for much of the season and a report Sunday indicates doctors think surgery is necessary to clear up the problem this offseason. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Johnson has a sprained knee with “loose bodies” in it and that..." December 29

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    Dave Birkett @davebirkett

    Calvin Johnson, DeAndre Levy, Bill Bentley, LaAdrian Waddle, Chris Houston, John Wendling, Dylan Gandy not practicing for Lions today

  • Lions Calvin Johnson hampered by knee, ankle issues

    SB Nation "Detroit's best player is dealing with some lower body pain to end the season. Few players in the NFL are as dominant as Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson. Unfortunately, Johnson seems to be slowing down as the season comes to a close due to some nagging injuries. Johnson has been..." December 23

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    Tim Twentyman @ttwentyman

    WR Calvin Johnson and LB DeAndre Levy will play and start.

  • 703d
    Dave Birkett @davebirkett

    I do. But will be watching pre-game workout just in case RT @mariabarrerasbf: going to the game today, do you expect Calvin to play today?

  • Lions' Calvin Johnson focused on fixing 'physical errors'

    Detroit News "After dropping two passes in Ravens territory Monday night, Lions receiver Calvin Johnson wanted to watch the miscues on film. “You just want to get back and see it on film just so you could see exactly what you did,” Johnson said Thursday. “Just got to stay on it a little longer, turned my..." December 20

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    Kyle Meinke @kmeinke

    Joe Flacco on Matt Elam's comments: "Dude, what are you thinking? It's Calvin Johnson, man."

  • Ravens’ Elam on Megatron: He’s old, so we’ll be physical with him

    Pro Football Talk "Ravens safety Matt Elam is 5-foot-10 and 210 pounds, while Lions receiver Calvin Johnson is 6-foot-5 and 236 pounds. So it wouldn’t seem to benefit Elam to try to get physical with Megatron when the two meet on Monday night. But Elam, a 22-year-old rookie, says that when taking on an old guy..." December 11

  • Even with knee injury, Lions' Calvin Johnson having another great year

    Detroit Free Press "Calvin Johnson was on the field catching passes and running routes Thursday, continuing the one-day-a-week practice regimen he has been on most of the year. And as Johnson closes in on the Lions’ all-time receiving record — he’s 40 yards shy of breaking Herman Moore’s mark of 9,174 yards, which..." December 06