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.

"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.
"It's my decision," Johnson said. "I made my own decision. I'm good with it." Follow me on Twitter: @AaronWilson_NFL
Aaron Wilson covers the Texans for The Houston Chronicle.
Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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