2016 ScheduleAll times ET

2016 Schedule
7-9, 3rd in NFC North
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14h

DL Cory Redding announces retirement

Defensive lineman Cory Redding announced his retirement Wednesday after 13 years in the league, including last season with Arizona.

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Stafford has cashed in from the start

One of the last top picks from the old CBA, Matthew Stafford has reaped the benefits. His career earnings will soon eclipse $100 million, and he's scheduled to hit free agency at age 30. Player-friendly contracts (Insider)

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The NFC North's disdain for Rodgers

Some around the division believe Aaron Rodgers is too arrogant. Is the criticism well founded, or just sour grapes? Dan Graziano answers.

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Glover Quin is an absolute bargain

A free-agent addition in 2013, Quin has lived up to his deal, nabbing 11 interceptions over the last two seasons. He's still under contract for two more years at less than $5 million per year. Friendly contracts (Insider)

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Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

From yesterday, another instructional video from the Calvin Johnson camp, this time about how to not give away your route breaking off the line for 10 or so campers at his Catching Dreams camp.

Stats & Info

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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Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

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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Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

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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Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

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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Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

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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Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

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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Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

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

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

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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Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

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.

Team Stats

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

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