Unlike Marshawn Lynch, Calvin Johnson doesn’t plan to come out of retirement.
While attending his annual “Catching Dreams” football camp in Michigan on Saturday, the former Lions wide receiver opened up about life after football since hanging up his helmet and confirmed he won’t be making a comeback anytime soon.
“I don’t really think about it too much because I got so much going on,” Johnson told the Detroit Free Press. “I came in with Marshawn. We worked out together down in Orlando with Tom Shaw. I’m going to see him next week because I’m going out there to work with Oakland. But I don’t feel any kind of mixed emotions about it now. It doesn’t make me think about coming back, not at all.”
Johnson, who announced his retirement at age 30 last March, spent his entire nine-year career in Detroit after being selected by the Lions with the second overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft. Despite his longstanding relationship with the franchise, Johnson has since distanced himself from the team.
“I don’t even like to talk Lions too much just because the way our relationship ended,” Johnson said when asked about his No. 81 being retired. “If they see me around here, we’ll see. But hey, I don’t know. I just didn’t feel like I was treated the way I should have Cheap Elite NFL Jerseys been treated Cheap Authentic Soccer Jerseys on the way out. That’s all. I mean, it’s all good. I’m not tripping. I don’t feel any kind of way, just hey, that’s what they did. Hey, it is what is.”