Lions president: Calvin Johnson remains uncertain on retirement

Thursday February 18th, 2016

Detroit Lions president Ron Wood says that Calvin Johnson's decision to retire remains in the wide receiver's hands, he told the “Ryan & Rico” in Detroit.

“Well, it’s still in Calvin’s camp,” Wood said. “We’re staying in touch with him. I talked to him Monday, and Bob Quinn talked to him, so get that out there: Bob has spoken to Calvin. Calvin has not made a decision. We’re going to give him time to think about what he wants to do. If he wants to come back, we’d, obviously, love to have him back. If he decides to retire, we’re going to support that decision.”

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Johnson, 30, has spent his entire nine-year career in Detroit, leading the league in receiving twice and earning six trips to the Pro Bowl. He set the NFL’s single-season record with 1,964 receiving yards in 2012. In 135 NFL games, Johnson has compiled 11,619 receiving yards and 84 touchdowns.

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Wood also said that the Lions have not given Johnson a deadline to make his decision on whether or not to return next year. If Johnson were to retire, Golden Tate would be the lone remaining wide receiver under contract with the team.

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