Calvin Johnson RUMORS & NEWS

  • Calvin Johnson curious about role in Lions' new offense

    NFL.com "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.com "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 espn.go.com. 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

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    Tim Twentyman @ttwentyman

    No Calvin Johnson at #Lions practice today. Also out were: Hilliard Reiff Delmas and Fluellen. Jason Fox was back at practice.

  • Lions WR Calvin Johnson is game-time decision

    SB Nation "The veteran receiver is listed as probable for Sunday's game. Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson is expected to be a game-time decision on Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals according to Jason LaCanfora of CBS Sports. Johnson missed the Weed 5 loss to the Green Bay Packers before..." October 20

  • Lions' Calvin Johnson should be less limited versus Bengals

    Detroit Free Press "Calvin Johnson is starting to look like himself again and this Sunday he should be in a more familiar role when the Lions host the Cincinnati Bengals at Ford Field. Johnson played just 38 snaps in the Lions’ 31-17 win over the Cleveland Browns last week because of a sprained right knee he..." October 18

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    Tim Twentyman @ttwentyman

    WR Calvin Johnson practiced again today. Looked good doing so. S Louis Delmas was back. Palmer Fox Burleson Scheffler and Riddick sat out

  • Calvin Johnson plays half the game against Browns

    Michigan Live "Once it was announced Calvin Johnson was active the next step was to determine how much he would play and how effective the superstar wide receiver would be. Johnson typically plays around 90 percent of the Detroit Lions' offensive snaps when healthy but in the team's 31-17 win over the..." October 14

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    Jay Glazer @JayGlazer

    Lions insist Calvin looked good enough to not restrict him today.

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    Brad Evans @YahooNoise

    Calvin Johnson ACTIVE. Joe Haden lurking.

  • Calvin Johnson ditches knee brace; still questionable

    NFL.com "Calvin Johnson participated in Detroit Lions practice for the second straight day. Megatron made positive progress again Friday this time not wearing a knee brace. Johnson has been dealing with swelling in his knee and ditching the brace is a good sign. However according to the Detroit..." October 11

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Lions WR Calvin Johnson has swelling in knee and is not likely to practice this week. HC Jim Schwartz said Johnson will be gametime decision

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    Paula Pasche @paulapasche

    #Lions WR Calvin Johnson (knee) returns to practice today although quite limited; Delmas Houston back too. http://t.co/IRJ89zsswR

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    Dave Birkett @davebirkett

    Schwartz said Calvin's injury was from the Bears game not the same thing he was dealing with in camp.

  • Lions' Calvin Johnson to miss first game since 2010 with knee injury

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Lions just can't catch a break in this state. They enter Sunday's game at Green Bay with a 3-1 record and share of the NFC North lead and a chance to put real distance between themselves and the Packers. But they'll be without Calvin Johnson. The receiver missed most of..." October 06

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    Dave Birkett @davebirkett

    Chris Houston Calvin Johnson still out at #Lions practice today Ashlee Palmer too. Lou Delmas Glover Quin return.

  • Lions Calvin Johnson: 'Not hard at all' to dislike the Bears

    Detroit News "Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson was chuckling when he said it but he meant what he said. "It's easy to have dislike for them" he said Thursday. "It's not hard at all." Here's why it's easy for the Lions and especially Johnson to dislike the Bears. Detroit has lost nine out of the last 10..." September 27

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    Dave Birkett @davebirkett

    Calvin Johnson Louis Delmas and Rob Sims all back at #Lions practice today. Reggie Bush was practicing too. Nate Burleson the only one out

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    Tim Twentyman @ttwentyman

    Reggie Bush Jason Fox and Patrick Edwards participating in #Lions practice open to media. Calvin Johnson Louis Delmas and Rob Sims sat out

  • Cardinals' Peterson ready for Megatron challenge

    Fox Sports Arizona "Cornerbacks have gone to unusual lengths to psyche themselves up before matchups with Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson. Last season the Packers’ Tramon Williams dubbed himself Optimus Prime which also happens to be the Twitter handle that Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman claimed in..." September 13

  • Bruised knee sidelines Megatron

    Fox Sports Detroit "Detroit Lions star receiver Calvin Johnson will miss Thursday night’s preseason game at Cleveland because of a bruised knee. The injury is not believed to be serious. The decision to sit Johnson was for precautionary reasons. Patrick Edwards an undrafted player last year out of the..." August 15

  • Calvin Johnson sees immediate benefit of having Reggie Bush in the backfield

    Michigan Live "New Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush posted a modest stat line in his preseason debut with the team but his more immediate impact isn't something that could be extrapolated by looking over the box score. On a 2nd-and-8 play in the first quarter of the Lions' 26-17 victory quarterback..." August 11

  • Lions' Calvin Johnson wants Matthew Stafford to spread it around

    Detroit News "During one-on-one drills at training camp Saturday Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson made an impressive catch with Chris Houston draped all over him. The reception drew a roar from the crowd of season ticket-holders and upon hearing the cheers Houston invited the fans to see if they could..." July 28

  • Detroit Lions' Matthew Stafford: Calvin Johnson can surpass his 1,964 yards from 2012

    Detroit Free Press "Calvin Johnson came within 36 receiving yards of 2,000 in 2012. He broke Jerry Rice’s single-season record in 15 games. He had a streak of eight straight 100-yard games. Yet quarterback Matthew Stafford said he thinks the Lions’ receiver could surpass his 1,964-yard effort in 2013. “He..." July 15

  • Peers vote Lions' Calvin Johnson No. 3 player in NFL

    Detroit News "The NFL players have shown their respect for Calvin Johnson's record-setting season. On the league's "Top 100 Players of 2013," the players voted Johnson as the No. 3 player heading into next season. Johnson finished 2012 with 122 receptions for 1,964 yards and five touchdowns and broke..." June 28

  • Calvin Johnson deserves better than this

    Michigan Live "Detroit Lions legend Barry Sanders is viewed as one of the greatest running backs of all-time. Calvin Johnson is not only the NFL's best receivers, but he has a chance to become one of the greatest pass-catchers of all-time. Sadly, Johnson may share another honor with Sanders. Never make..." June 23

  • Lions WR Calvin Johnson adjusting to new position coach

    Michigan Live "Since being drafted by the Detroit Lions in 2007, superstar wide receiver Calvin Johnson has had the same position coach. That came to an end when the Lions opted not to renew the contract of Shawn Jefferson this offseason after eight seasons with the team. Taking Jefferson's place is Tim..." May 22

  • Calvin Johnson still getting used to Lions' new WRs coach Tim Lappano

    Detroit Free Press "For most of his career, Calvin Johnson has known one position coach. Kippy Brown was the Detroit Lions’ receivers coach in 2007, but as a rookie, Johnson gravitated toward a young assistant not too far removed from his playing days: Shawn Jefferson. Jefferson was promoted to receivers coach..." May 21

  • Calvin Johnson set high goals for himself, Lions -- with or without broken fingers

    Detroit News "It's one thing to amass an NFL record 1,964 receiving yards against every imaginable multiple coverage, against defenses that paid little or no regard to any other aspect of the Lions' offense as Calvin Johnson did last season. It's quite another to do it with mangled fingers, also as Johnson..." May 21

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