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Barry Sanders: Calvin Johnson retiring ‘would be devastating’

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Lions legend Barry Sanders knows the effect it will have on the franchise if Calvin Johnson decides to retire. “It would certainly be difficult,” Hall of Fame running back Barry Sanders told the Detroit News. “[Johnson has] given a lot to our organization and our team and he’s such a great player and one of those guys you just love having ...

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Report: Calvin Johnson told Lions he plans to retire

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Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson told his family and friends before last season that 2015 would be his final year in the NFL, and he delivered the same message to coach Jim Caldwell the day after the regular season ended, reports ESPN’s Adam Schefter. “Like many players at this stage of their career, I am currently evaluating options for my ...

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Lions WR Calvin Johnson contemplating retirement

Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson is contemplating retirement after nine NFL seasons. “Like many players at this stage of their career, I am currently evaluating options for my future,” Johnson said in a statement released through the team. “I would expect to have a decision regarding this matter in the not-too-distant future.” Johnson, a six-time Pro Bowler, has dealt with knee, ankle ...

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Lions owner Martha Ford: Our fans deserve a winning team

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Detroit Lions owner Martha Ford doesn’t like losing. She took her frustration with the organization out on team president Tom Lewand and general manager Martin Mayhew, who were both fired Thursday on the heels of a 1-7 start and a 45-10 drubbing by the Kansas City Chiefs. Lewand and Mayhew have been in charge of the football operations on a full-time basis since ...

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Detroit Lions RB spends 166 Pounds on Uber ride in England

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The Detroit Lions did not practice on Tuesday which means that many player traveled to London to spend their day off, and for running back Joique Bell it meant an expensive Uber ride. Bell picked up the tab for a 166 pound ride, which in the U.S. would cost $253.84.  Bell was waiting for teammate Theo Riddick before heading back ...

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Detroit Lions fire OC Joe Lombardi, OL Coaches

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Amidst a train wreck of a season offensively for the Detroit Lions, they have fired Offensive Coordinator Joe Lombardi and two offensive line coaches. Lombardi, the grandson of legendary coach Vince Lombardi, was fired from his first job as a coordinator on Tuesday.  Lombardi spent time with the Saints, five of those years were as Drew Brees’ Quarterback Coach.  Lombardi ...

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Officials bad call helps Seahawks beat Lions

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The Seattle Seahawks escaped Monday night’s contest with a 13-10 victory over the Detroit Lions.  But not without controversy as the officials incorrectly gave the Seattle possession after a Calvin Johnson fumble. Trailing 13-10 with 1:51 left, Johnson lunged for the end zone from the 1 yard line, but Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor punched the ball out of his hands. Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright then knocked the ball out of ...

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Lions WR and his wife live on budget of $60,000 a year

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Detroit Lions wide receiver Ryan Broyles and his wife, Mary Beth, have lived on $60,000 a year, “give or take,” throughout his NFL career. Broyles signed a contract worth more than $3.6 million after being taken in the second round of the 2012 draft.  But Broyles has watched NFL players, and athletes in general, go bankrupt, and was determined not to have that happen ...

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Calvin Johnson: ‘I still have some good years left’

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Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson has been viewed as one of the NFL’s best players for quite a few years now, but he is beginning to age. Injuries have slowed him down over the last couple years, and there no question that he is set to get back on the right track during the 2015 season. Johnson believes that ...

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