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Detroit Lions: Rod Wood’s agenda includes convincing Calvin Johnson to come back

Nov 26, 2015; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson (81) celebrates his touchdown against the Philadelphia Eagles during the third quarter of a NFL game on Thanksgiving at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

On Wednesday night at the Taste of the Lions, Detroit Lions team president Rod Wood was asked about whether or not he has been in contact with Calvin Johnson.

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Wood responded that contacting Johnson and trying to get him back involved with the Lions.

From Detroit News:

“I haven’t really talked to Calvin in the last little bit,” Wood said at the team’s “Taste of the Lions” event at Ford Field on Wednesday night. “It’s kind of funny that you asked. I had it on my agenda today to talk internally about some things to re-approach him about getting back involved. That’s on the agenda this year, reaching out to him. We have Barry coming in this week for a couple events and I want to try to find a way to do something similar to what we’ve been doing with Barry (Sanders), if Calvin would be interested.”

Wood noted that it is a top priority to mend fences with Johnson before he becomes eligible for the Hall of Fame in 2021.

“It’s a very high priority,” Wood said. “I would hope, and expect, within a couple years he’ll be considered for the Hall of Fame and I really want to have a relationship at that point, that’s productive for both sides. We can be there, celebrating with him and find ways to have him here to celebrate as well.”

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