Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson considering retirement

Detroit Lions star wide receiver Calvin Johnson is considering retirement. “Like many players at this stage of their career, I am currently evaluating options for my future," Johnson said. "I would expect to have a decision regarding this matter in the not-too-distant future.” The Lions added: "We obviously have profound respect for Calvin and certainly understand and appreciate his decision to give proper thought and consideration to his football future." Johnson has battled several injuries. Johnson has been named to six consecutive Pro Bowls. Johnson set a single-season record with 1,964 yards receiving three years ago. Johnson finished with 88 catches for 1,214 yards and nine touchdowns this season. Johnson is scheduled to make nearly $16 million next season. 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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