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No Lion puts up numbers like Megatron

Even though it's argueable Calvin Johnson has officially passed his peak years, it doesn't mean he isn't still Detroit's best asset. The Stafford-Johnson duo has been dynamic with no other players coming close.

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Megatron at ease with retirement decision (0:47)
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Former Lions WR Johnson happy in retirement

Former Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson said Saturday that he is content in retirement: "I made my own decision. I'm good with it."

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Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Calvin Johnson: "I made my own decision. I'm good with it."

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Calvin Johnson gets asked about a comeback whenever he is in public. It's not happening, though. Airports become tricky because he always hears it.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Calvin Johnson, talking for the first time since retiring, said he knew at the start of the 2015 season that it would be his final year. Confided in family and eventually told some teammates. Said his body couldn't hold up anymore.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Calvin Johnson said he is happy in retirement and not planning any sort of comeback. He is a happy man.

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Calvin Johnson demonstrated the obstacle course at his camp, including the ladder drill he used to do and flipping tires for five yards. At some point, Dominic Raiola joked "comeback," which elicited a laugh from Johnson.

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Watch Calvin Johnson do drills again -- kinda. He's at the rear of the rope here helping kids with a drill at his free football camp.

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Calvin Johnson, at his "Catching Dreams" football camp, offering advice on how to get off the line better and how to improve sprints. He's working with no more than 10 kids in a group, crazy amounts of individual attention.

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Calvin Johnson and former Lions OL Rob Sims setting up for Johnson's camp Saturday in Michigan. Johnson, Sims and Dominic Raiola are former Lions working the camp along with former Georgia Tech QB Taylor Bennett.

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Calvin Johnson opening his camp by speaking to the campers and letting them know what's going on for the day.

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Here's the T-Shirt from the Calvin Johnson "Catching Dreams" football camp in Michigan on Saturday. Notice the full route tree on the shirt.

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Calvin Johnson lecturing a small group of campers about wide receiver stance at his "Catching Dreams" foundation camp for less than 100 campers in Michigan on Saturday. Preached heavily about avoiding wasted motion. A lesson here.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Calvin Johnson is back in Michigan today running his camp for his foundation. And by that, he is even setting things up.

ESPN Stats & Info

A ton of talent hanging up the cleats

A whopping eight players with at least three Pro Bowl selections each have retired this offseason. As a group, the eight players have 50 combined Pro Bowl invitations on their resumes.

Courtesy of University of Iowa

Caldwell excelled as a corner

Lions head coach Jim Caldwell won the starting cornerback job as a freshman at Iowa, and he remained a starter throughout college. He also blocked five kicks as a freshman, which is still an Iowa school record. Caldwell's impressive college performance earned him the No. 12 spot on our list. Ranking all 32 NFL coaches as players

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Graham Glasgow went through the Lions rookie orientation, including the etiquette program. The amount of forks he learned about, well, that and bow ties surprised him.

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Galen Duncan, the Lions director of player development, said his etiquette program includes what type of suits to buy and how to tie a tie. They did cut the tour of Detroit from the program.

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The Lions rookies are running a Play 60 camp as part of their rookie orientation. The camp, with Detroit PAL, is at Renaissance High School.

Team Stats

Passing Yards263.39th
Rushing Yards83.432nd
Points For22.119th
Points Against25.023rd

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