According to Lions team president Rod Wood, wide receiver Calvin Johnson will not be playing in the NFL again for the Lions or any other team.
Wood talked to reporters on Tuesday while attending the NFL owners meetings in Florida, saying that there was no indication from Johnson that he would be interested in playing for another team.
“He certainly did not and the way things stand right now, he’s a Detroit Lion,” Wood told the Detroit Free Press. “It would have to be something that we would mutually agree to but he did not indicate that in the least.”
So far this offseason, the Lions have signed wide receivers Marvin Jones and Jeremy Kerley to try and bolster their receiving core.
When asked how the team would react if Johnson did indeed want to come back and play for a different team, Wood said he would be “very surprised.”
For his career, Johnson recorded 731 catches for 11,619 yards and 83 touchdowns. He will be eligible for the Hall of Fame in 2021.