Calvin Johnson RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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.

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    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

  • Chris Houston still awaits MRI results; Calvin Johnson's knee 'getting better'

    Detroit Free Press "Chris Houston started feeling tightness in his right foot early in last week’s 24-21 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but the Detroit Lions cornerback didn’t give in to the pain until after he allowed Tiquan Underwood’s 85-yard touchdown catch on the second play of the fourth quarter. Houston..." November 26

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    The return of Revis Island: #Bucs sources tell me Darrelle Revis will travel all over the field to cover Megatron almost exclusively.

  • Calvin 'Megatron' Johnson gets his own Transformers action figure

    Detroit News "Nike and Hasbro have teamed up to produce a new Calvin “Megatron” Johnson Transformers action figure, according to Nike produces Johnson’s shoes, including the Nike DJ81 Megatron Trainer Max, a purple-and-red shoe that has a matching Megatron Decepticon action figure, according to..." November 23

  • Lions' Calvin Johnson eager to get at Bucs after 'frustrating' second half against Steelers

    Detroit News "After dominating the first half last Sunday with six catches for 179 yards and two touchdowns, Lions receiver Calvin Johnson didn't have a single catch in the second half of a 37-27 Steelers victory. Lions offensive coordinator Scott Linehan said the coverage on Johnson -- a safety consistently..." November 22

  • Rematch for Lions' Calvin Johnson: Megatron vs. Revis Island

    Detroit Free Press "Grab your popcorn, it should be a good one. Calvin Johnson, the best wide receiver in football, and Darrelle Revis, maybe the best cornerback, will square off Sunday for the second time in their NFL careers when the Lions host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Ford Field. Johnson and Revis played..." November 21

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    Will Graves @WillGravesAP

    Calvin Johnson declined to speak to reporters after the game

  • Lions' Calvin Johnson stretches pregame routine to new level

    Detroit News "Lions star wide receiver Calvin Johnson shared one part of his pregame routine Thursday. Before each game, he throws in a yoga video and has a good stretch before heading to the field. It’s not Bikram yoga or anything heated — though Johnson has tried that, but rather simple exercises that..." November 08

  • Lions' Calvin Johnson silences any smack talk with his play on field

    Detroit Free Press "Dallas receiver Dez Bryant thinks he “can do whatever he can do.” NFL analyst Cris Carter refused to count him among the league’s six best wide receivers two years ago. Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman changed his own Twitter handle to Optimus Prime. The list goes on and on. The slings..." October 27

  • Calvin Johnson has first 300-yard receiving day since 1989

    Pro Football Talk "if there was any doubt about whether Dez Bryant and Calvin Johnson are on the same level, there should be none now. They’re not. Johnson confirmed he’s the best receiver in the NFL by coming within seven yards of the single-game receiving record. With 329 yards on 14 catches, Johnson..." October 27

  • Jerry Jones says he’s more worried about defending RB Reggie Bush than WR Calvin Johnson

    Dallas Morning News "Reports this morning out of Detroit have Lions running back Reggie Bush not practicing Friday, with his right leg wrapped up. Bush hasn’t been listed on the Lions’ injury report this week. If Bush can’t play Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys, that would very much please owner Jerry..." October 26