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Calvin Johnson opens up a new chapter in Lions' record book

Calvin Johnson is the first player in Lions history with 700 career receptions. Tim Fuller USA TODAY SportsDetroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson set a new franchise milestone when he recorded his 700th career reception against the Oakland Raiders on Sunday. He is the first player in Lions history to catch 700 passes, according to Kyle Meinke of Calvin Johnson is the...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions president Rod Wood says team doesn’t need to rebuild

If you hearken to the words of new Detroit Lions president Rod Wood, then you’re feeling extremely positive about the team’s future. Despite Detroit’s 2-7 start, and despite the fact the franchise is in the midst of its third losing season in the last four, Wood is convinced the team he inherited isn’t far from contending. In fact, he believes the general manager he hires...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions list Megatron as questionable for game vs. Packers

Calvin Johnson is dealing with a hamstring injury. YardbarkerReceiver Calvin Johnson is questionable for the Detroit Lions for Sunday's game at Green Bay because of an ankle injury.Johnson didn't practice Friday after being limited earlier in the week.Detroit ruled out cornerback Rashean Mathis (concussion) and listed safety Isa Abdul-Quddus (foot) as questionable.The Lions are...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Lions may part ways with Calvin Johnson

The Lions organizational housecleaning may involve Calvin Johnson, according to a new report. In ESPN’s Six Points, Chris Mortensen says that the Lions may part ways with Johnson as part of a restructuring of the roster. He even says that Johnson may be more likely to move on than Matthew Stafford is. Mortensen reasons that...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Calvin Johnson: ‘I love where I’m at right now but definitely want to win’

With the NFL trade deadline soon expiring, there has been buzz around the league that Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson could be a possible trade option. Johnson, who is caught between a rock and a hard place, remains loyal to his Lions family. “I want to win here, you know,” Johnson said, via ESPN. “This is where I’ve been. So, definitely want to create a winning...
Via Sportsnaut
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Calvin Johnson becomes faster ever to 11,000 receiving yards

Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson has reached 11,000 receiving yards faster than any player in NFL history. Johnson hit the milestone with a 17-yard catch in the second quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs in London. Sunday marked Johnson’s 127th career game, the fewest ever needed for a player to gain 11,000 receiving yards. Torry Holt previously held the record at...
Via The Sports Daily
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions GM on moving on from Stafford: That’s comical

Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew scoffed at the notion that the team would move on from Matthew Stafford, despite the quarterback’s inability to get the team over the proverbial hump during his up-and-down seven-year NFL career. “That’s comical,” Mayhew quipped while speaking to reporters in London ahead of Detroit’s showdown with the Kansas City Chiefs. ...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Calvin Johnson takes shot at Soldier Field turf

The Detroit Lions are entering a matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs at London’s Wembley Stadium, a place at which the Lions last season complained about turf conditions. However, wide receiver Calvin Johnson said he’s not worried about the upcoming playing surface and instead threw the division rival Chicago Bears under the bus, via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press...
Via Sportsnaut
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Calvin Johnson makes great catch over three defenders (video)

There’s a reason why Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson has the “Megatron” nickname. It really doesn’t matter how many defenders attempt to cover him, as Johnson routinely beats double teams like it’s no problem. Even three Vikings defenders couldn’t stop him on Sunday, as Johnson outleaped all of them and hauled in a catch in impressive fashion. Quarterback Matt...
Via The Sports Daily
October 25, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Calvin Johnson makes huge catch for Lions in OT

If I’m Matt Stafford, I’m thinking how damn spoiled I am. Needing to get within field-goal position in an overtime game against the Chicago Bears, Stafford threw up a deep ball for Calvin Johnson and — you guessed it — the 6-foot-5 receiver came down with the catch to complete the 57-yard pass. Two plays later, kicker Matt Prater came in and knocked the game-winning...
Via Gamedayr
October 18, 2015  |  Discuss

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