"I wouldn't just quit because we were losing," Johnson said. "Just [my] body, man, I was tired of it. I was fed up. Had enough. I'm not coming back. You ain't gotta worry about that."Johnson knew he would retire before last season.
June 27, 2016 - Aaron Wilson
Calvin Johnson content in retirement
Calvin Johnson has no regrets. The former Detroit Lions All-Pro wide receiver retired due to his physical ailments, which included knee, ankle and finger issues that required surgeries. "I know everybody wants to know why I retired, but it's more so I put a lot into the game and it's taken a lot out of me and that's where I'm at right now," Johnson said. "I'm not getting into the specifics of the things that it has taken away, but it definitely feels good, I guess I could say for myself, to spend more time around my family, my son, just got married. Things are going good right now."
Johnson caught 731 career passes for 11,619 yards and 83 touchdowns.
"It's my decision," Johnson said. "I made my own decision. I'm good with it."
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Aaron Wilson covers the Texans for The Houston Chronicle.