Calvin Johnson

Calvin Johnson

Height: 6' 5"Weight: 236 lbsAge: 32College: Georgia TechDrafted: #2 (1st Rd.)

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Calvin Johnson will not return to the NFL

Former Detriot Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson reiterated to the media that he will remain retired. When asked about a possible return to the field, Johnson replied, "I'm not coming back, man," via ESPN.

Fantasy Impact

Lions fans will not be getting their former elite wideout back for the playoffs - or in the future - as Johnson reiterated that he will remain retired. He cited injuries as his largest detriment from making a comeback as he is dealing with lingering ankle and finger issues nearly one year into his retirement. Johnson plans on pursuing a degree in management at his former alma mater, Georgia Tech, in the coming months.

Calvin Johnson reiterates retirement decision

Retired Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson told the Detroit Free Press that he will remain retired. "No. I'm not coming back," Johnson said. "You ain't gotta worry about that."

Fantasy Impact

Calvin Johnson will remain retired as he put to rest any doubters on Saturday when he made these latest remarks. The Lions will have to fare with Golden Tate, Marvin Jones and T.J. Jones to fill the void that Johnson left.

Calvin Johnson announces his retirement

NFL Network's Rand Getlin is reporting that Calvin Johnson told the Lions that he will retire.

Fantasy Impact

Calvin Johnson finished his potential Hall of Fame career with 731 receptions for 11,619 yards and 83 touchdowns.

Lions hope to have Calvin Johnson retirement decision before Wednesday

The Lions are reportedly pushing WR Calvin Johnson to make a decision on his retirement status prior to Wednesday, the day that free agency opens. The team could have a decision from Johnson as soon as Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact

It's obvious why the Lions would want to know as soon as possible as they negotiate with potential replacement options. However, Megatron could continue his uncertainty as long as he'd like. It would make sense for him to work with the team in this situation. His status for 2016 remains uncertain for the time being.

Blaine Blontz1 year ago
Lions GM: 'no deadline' for Calvin Johnson to make decision

Lions' GM Bob Quinn told reporters on Wednesday that there is "no deadline" for Calvin Johnson to make a decision on whether or not he will retire.

Fantasy Impact

Since this story broke, there has been no progress on either end, and like the Peyton Manning scenario in Denver, there is no timetable or pressure for either player to make their decision.