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Latest news from the playoffs on injuries and more.

February 01, 2016

By Tom Downey, Chat Sports

Super Bowl 50 is less than a week away, with both the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers arriving in San Francisco Sunday. 

Check out the latest NFL news below.

Calvin Johnson’s time in the NFL is reportedly over. Johnson told Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell that he plans to retire, reports ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

• Denver Broncos offensive tackle Ryan Clady told the Associated Press he is willing to redo his contract. Clady has missed both of the Broncos' Super Bowls with injuries, but wants to be “a lifetime Bronco.”

• New York Jets owner Woody Johnson says he thinks Geno Smith has the skills needed to make it in the NFL, reports ESPN. However, Johnson also said he questions Smith’s desire.

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• Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers underwent a minor knee scope after the team was eliminated from the playoffs, reports NFL.com. He was never listed on the team’s injury report.

• Dallas Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence underwent back surgery, the team announced. He had eight sacks this a year, a team-high and is expected to be healed before the start of next season.

• The Detroit Lions have hired former Maryland head coach Randy Edsall, reports NBC Sports. Edsall will serve as a director of football research/special projects. Lions GM Bob Quinn coached under Edsall at UConn.

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• The San Francisco 49ers are going to keep Jarryd Hayne for another season, general manager Trent Baalke told the Sydney Morning Herald.

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