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Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia has spoken to Calvin Johnson several times

Could Detroit Lions head coach Matt Patricia potentially be able to affect the standoff that’s currently engulfing his team with estranged former superstar wide receiver Calvin Johnson?

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While appearing on “The Pat McAfee Show” from radio row in Miami, Patricia admitted that he’s talked with Johnson several times in the past.

“I’ve actually spoken with him (Johnson) on numerous occasions,” Patricia said. “He’s unbelievable. He’s great. I am real appreciative of his help, his advice. Believe me, if I could get him out there I would throw a couple to him right now and he would go get them.”

Johnson and the Lions have not been on good terms since they asked him to pay back part of his signing bonus upon his retirement.

– – Quote courtesy of John Maakaron of Sports Illustrated – –

Written by Michael Whitaker

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