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Mon, 20 May 2013 17:34:01 -0700
Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson is excited RB Reggie Bush signed with the Lions, because it means teams will have to defend the Lions offense differently. "It's going to force them to bring another man down, more than we had last year," Johnson said on Monday. "You know, if you don't, Reggie can make you look foolish in the open field."
Fantasy Tip: An improved running game should help the Lions passing game in 2013, and Johnson may be able to get open a bit easier as a result. Johnson still remains the top wide receiver in fantasy football.
Mon, 20 May 2013 07:44:38 -0700
Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (fingers) confirmed he played with broken fingers last season. He has been trying to straighten them out this offseason, but didn't have surgery.
Fantasy Tip: Record-breaking season with broken fingers - no big deal. We don't expect this ailment to hinder Johnson as many receivers play through and with broken fingers.
Fri, 19 Apr 2013 12:56:28 -0700
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford would like help at wide receiver, preferably a wide receiver that can stretch the field opposite of WR Calvin Johnson. "I think with what we have on the roster right now, I would say somebody that can stretch the field," Stafford said this week when asked about what kind of receiver he'd like to see if the Lions did indeed add one via the draft.
"In the NFL, more and more today, everyone is looking for that. It doesn't matter if you're playing opposite Calvin Johnson or not, you want somebody that can run. This is a game about speed."
Mon, 18 Mar 2013 13:45:14 -0700
Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson agreed to restructure his contract, which has created nearly $3.5 million in salary cap space for the team. The team decreased Johnson's 2013 base salary from $5 million to $715,000 and converted the remaining $4.285 million into a signing bonus.
Sat, 02 Mar 2013 04:40:07 -0800
Mississippi State CB Johnthan Banks said he is confident he can cover any wide receiver in the NFL, even Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson. "I think I can play against anybody. I can own anybody," Banks said. "I think I can cover Megatron." Banks added he believes SEC schools can compete with NFL teams, so his college experience has him ready for the pro game.
Wed, 27 Feb 2013 05:41:26 -0800
Former Louisiana State CB Tyrann Mathieu said he believes he could cover Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson in a game. "I feel like if I was to check somebody like a Calvin Johnson, he'll make his plays, but I'm definitely going to get mine, too," Mathieu said. "He's going to catch his five balls, but I'm going to get my two turnovers, so we'll be even."
Thu, 21 Feb 2013 09:24:55 -0800
Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (fingers) played with at least two broken fingers most of the season and has been seen around the area with his hand wrapped. Head coach Jim Schwartz would not confirm the report, but he did not necessarily deny it, either. "I am not going to comment on any of our players' health," Schwartz said. "But that's not uncommon for a wide receiver."
Wed, 13 Feb 2013 08:08:50 -0800
Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson did most of his damage against pass-stacked defenses this past season. With six or fewer defenders in the box, and five or more in coverage, Johnson caught 91 of his 122 passes for 1,428 of his 1,964 yards and all five of his touchdowns.
Tue, 05 Feb 2013 06:31:00 -0800
Former Detroit Lions WR Titus Young recently told his high school coach that he's better than WR Calvin Johnson.
Tue, 15 Jan 2013 10:35:40 -0800
Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson has been added to the NFC Pro Bowl roster to replace Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson.
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