Lions and Calvin Johnson should have deal done by tonight or in the morning

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The Lions and first round draft choice Calvin Johnson should have all of the final issues ironed out today, or on Thursday morning according to sources closely connected to the negotiations.

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As the NFL waits for the #1 overall pick JaMarcus Russell to get his deal done, the Lions are being proactive and are not content to wait. Johnson displayed a set of physical talents that not only impressed his coaching staff with the Lions in the OTA’s, he also mesmerized teammates with his acrobatic and circus talent.

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According to sources, Calvin is in Detroit and wants to get in practice ASAP. He will be at the Lions Allen Park facility immediately after the deal is signed. The negotiations have been very productive and unlike some other teams and rookies, there has been no animosity or hard feelings as both parties have worked very hard to get the deal done.