Teams Pursuing Calvin Johnson

Calvin Johnson says he’s done with football, but that’s not stopping teams from going after the wide receiver. At least six teams have reached out to Megatron to gauge his interest in a return to the field, but so far Johnson has said no, sources tell Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report. Calvin Johnson (vertical)

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Freeman’s report does not list specific teams, but one has to imagine that there’s some overlap between this list of six mystery teams and the clubs that Johnson has visited this offseason. Over the past few months, Johnson has served as a guest coach/lecturer with the Dolphins and Raiders. He has not stopped in to see the Lions, however.

If Johnson has a change of heart and decides to return, any team looking to sign him will have to go through the Lions since they still hold his rights. Still, we know that it’s not an impossible hurdle since the Raiders were able to work out a trade with the Seahawks for the previously retired Marshawn Lynch.

In 2015, his last season on the field, Johnson had 88 catches for 1,214 yards and nine touchdowns. His performance earned him his sixth consecutive Pro Bowl nod.

Megatron will celebrate his 32nd birthday in September.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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  1. bcard12

    Megatron on the patriots is just unfair. Get ready for all the whining about how this is fixed, the patriots cheat and made this happen behind the scenes. Conspiracy theory with the lions gm coming from the pats. Queue it up.

    • Connorsoxfan

      Imagine that though Cooks would be their 3rd receiver, best receiving core in the league. Cooks and Megatron on the outside with Edelman in the slot and Gronk at TE. Crazy. Plus they could sell Megatron on playing however much he wanted since they also have Mitchell who is good and should take a step forward, and they can basically say, hey come back for one year, we’ll go 19-0, you can make history with us, and we’ll take it year by year from there.

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