On Sunday evening, news broke that Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson planned to retire this off-season. Johnson, who ranks 27th on the NFL’s all-time receiving list, walks away from the game after nine years at the age of 30.
Several NFL players reacted to the news on Twitter, complimenting the veteran wideout on his career.
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Panthers cornerback Charles “Peanut” Tillman
Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith
Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson
49ers wide receiver Torrey Smith
Retired safety Gerald Alexander, who was drafted by the Lions along with Calvin Johnson in 2007
Congrats to my fellow draft class member Calvin Johnson on his retirement. Great career. Looking forward to what you do next.— Gerald Alexander (@GAlexander21) January 31, 2016
Vikings defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd
Calvin Johnson really done? I need answers— Sharrif Floyd (@sharriffloyd) January 31, 2016
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