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Calvin Johnson

Calvin Johnson - #81 - WR

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 5"/ 236 lbs.
Birthday 09/29/1985
Birthplace Tyrone, GA
College Georgia Tech
Years played 7
Drafted 2007, 1st round, 2nd pick by Lions

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Rec Yds TD
122 1964 5

Patriots sign LB Carpenter

Posted April 05, 2012 @ 4:56 p.m. ET
The Patriots signed former first-round pick LB Bobby Carpenter on Thursday. The former Lion was an unrestricted free agent.

Detroit Lions

Posted April 05, 2012 @ 12:51 p.m. ET
Here are the Detroit Lions top three needs going into the draft, subject to any free-agent signings it may make before then.

NFC North draft needs

Posted April 04, 2012 @ 1:50 p.m. ET
As several teams in the division look to draft a cornerback early, highly rated LSU CB Morris Claiborne is a possibility, if he's still available.

Report: Arrest of Lions' Leshoure his second in a month

Posted April 03, 2012 @ 7:26 p.m. ET
Lions RB Mikel Leshoure's arrest March 12 was actually his second arrest in a one-month period on marijuana charges, the Detroit Free Press is reporting.

Lions' Fairley arrested on drug charge

Posted April 03, 2012 @ 4:58 p.m. ET
Lions DT Nick Fairley was arrested on second-degree marijuana charges in Alabama after police pulled him over for speeding.

Warrants out for ex-Lions WR Rogers

Posted March 31, 2012 @ 10:31 a.m. ET
Police in Saginaw, Mich., are seeking former NFL WR Charles Rogers, as they have two warrants for his arrest.

Lions re-sign RB Smith

Posted March 27, 2012 @ 11:18 a.m. ET
The Lions re-signed RB Kevin Smith to a one-year deal on Tuesday.

Lions mostly intact after early stages of free agency

Posted March 23, 2012 @ 2:21 p.m. ET
The Lions’ 2012 free-agency strategy can broadly be described as “holding their position.”

Lions sign three to one-year deals

Posted March 22, 2012 @ 6:44 p.m. ET
The Lions have signed DE Everette Brown, LB Ashlee Palmer and TE Will Heller, all to one-year deals. 

Lions re-sign LB Tulloch

Posted March 20, 2012 @ 5:17 p.m. ET
The Lions have re-signed LB Stephen Tulloch to a five-year deal, keeping one of the team's top defenders in place.

Report: Lions sign CB Lacey, re-sign DL Fluellen

Posted March 20, 2012 @ noon ET
The Lions signed Colts CB Jacob Lacey and re-signed DL Andre Fluellen, the Lions' official website reported Tuesday.

Lions re-sign OT Backus, QB Hill

Posted March 17, 2012 @ 9:24 p.m. ET
The Lions have re-signed two of their unrestricted free agents, OLT Jeff Backus and backup QB Shaun Hill, according to multiple sources.

Johnson's value to Lions made extension a wise move

Posted March 14, 2012 @ 1:14 p.m. ET
The numbers are staggering, but the Lions had every reason to want to sign Calvin Johnson long-term, writes PFW's Mike Wilkening.

Megatron gets megadeal from Lions

Posted March 14, 2012 @ 10:54 a.m. ET
The Lions have agreed to a new contract with WR Calvin Johnson that makes him the highest-paid receiver in the NFL.

Lions release TE Heller

Posted March 12, 2012 @ 4:58 p.m. ET
The Lions released TE Will Heller on Monday. He was going to count more than $1 million against the cap in 2012.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Dec. 31, 2012
Johnson had his run of eight straight games with 100 receiving yards snapped with five catches for 72 yards on Sunday.||||||| Johnson surpassed Jerry Rice's single-season yards receiving record of 1,848 with 1,964 this season. His eight straight games broke an NFL record set by Charley Hennigan in 1961 and matched by Michael Irvin in 1995.
Posted Dec. 23, 2012
Johnson had 11 catches for 225 yards Saturday in a 31-18 loss to Atlanta.||||||| Johnson had a great night on his record-setting performance and can add to his tremendous season in next week's finale vs. Chicago.
Posted Dec. 22, 2012
Johnson surpassed Jerry Rice's single-season yards receiving record of 1,848 with his 10th catch in the fourth quarter Saturday night. That put Johnson over the 200-yard mark in the game against the Atlanta Falcons. He needed 182 to surpass the mark Rice set in 1995 with the San Francisco 49ers.||||||| Johnson had more than 100 yards receiving for an eighth straight game, breaking an NFL record set by Charley Hennigan in 1961 and matched by Michael Irvin in 1995. Johnson broke another league mark with 10 receptions in a fourth game in a row. It was Johnson's 11th game with 100 yards receiving this season, tying Irvin's NFL mark.
Posted Dec. 17, 2012
Johnson tied an NFL record with at least 100 receiving yards in a seventh straight game but the Detroit Lions were routed by the lowly Arizona Cardinals 38-10 on Sunday.||||||| Johnson had 10 catches for 121 yards and has 1,667 this season, leaving him 181 behind Jerry Rice's single-season receiving record set in 1995. He's the first player to top 1,600 yards in consecutive seasons.
Posted Dec. 10, 2012
Johnson caught 10 passes for 118 yards against Green Bay on Sunday.||||||| It snapped a four-game streak in which Johnson caught at least one touchdown pass, but Megatron has also racked up at least 100 receiving yards in each of his last six games.

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