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Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson, 30, To Retire From Football

Published on Feb 01,2016
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Known to NFL fans as "Megatron," Detroit Lions all-pro wide receiver Calvin Johnson has told family and friends that 2015 was his final season playing football. Under his current contract, Johnson would owe the Lions over $3 million in signing bonus money if he retires during the off season. However, if he waits for the start of free agency, the team would have to cover his $24 million cap number. This means the Lions could cut the star, who has been with the team since being drafted second overall in 2007. Not only would that absolve him of any repayment obligation, but it would also allow Johnson to continue to play with a team other than the Lions if he so desires.