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Calvin Johnson's targets expected to drop
by Larry Hartstein |

The Lions added receiving weapons in the offseason that should result in fewer targets for Calvin Johnson, reports Johnson was targeted 157 times in 14 games last year, after drawing a league-high 204 targets in 2012.

"Shoot, we just need to get wins. That's all that counts," Johnson said. "We get more wins, I'm happy either way. I'm fine with that. Whatever coach needs me to do, I'll do it."

The website notes Johnson is being used at both outside receiver positions and in the slot this year. "I'm trying to learn everything," Johnson said. "It's a little learning curve. You sit there in the huddle and you have to think about it a second longer than you want to.

"But in the end, I'm learning everything so I can go play every position whenever coach needs me to. I think it'll benefit the team."

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Calvin Johnson to be better in 2014?
by Larry Hartstein |

The Oakland Press expects Lions receiver Calvin Johnson to be better in 2014 for three reasons:

Johnson is healthier after undergoing offseason knee and finger procedures, so he'll be able to practice more than he did in 2013. Defenses will have to worry about receiver Golden Tate and rookie tight end Eric Ebron. And Johnson should benefit from new ideas brought in by coordinator Joe Lombardi.

In 14 games last year, Johnson caught 84 passes for 1,492 yards and 12 touchdowns.

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Calvin Johnson back to old self
by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer

During the Lions mandatory minicamp practice Tuesday, the player of the day was receiver Calvin Johnson, reports ESPN.

The report says Johnson "looked like his normal self for the first time all spring." He caught essentially everything that was thrown to him throughout the day, ran crisp routes and "crushed pretty much all of the Lions defensive backs when he was matched up with them."

Johnson had an offseason procedure on his knee, but he apparently wasn't bothered by it with the start of minicamp.

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Calvin Johnson had knee drained weekly last year
by Larry Hartstein |

Lions receiver Calvin Johnson is feeling much better after offseason procedures on his knee and finger, reports Last year he had his knee drained weekly and his finger was stuck at a 90-degree angle. The injuries sidelined or limited him at 38 practices, the report said.

"I'm feeling good," Johnson said after Wednesday's OTA practice. "Knee's feeling good, hand's feeling good, so I can't complain."

Missing so much practice time hurt his performance, Johnson said. "You kind of lose your wind a little bit," he told the website. "You know the plays, but I feel you have to be able to practice to go out there and play at your best. I'm a firm believer in that."

In 14 games, Johnson caught 84 passes for 1,492 yards and 12 touchdowns. "I'm not going to play if I can't run," Johnson said. "It might have been painful, but I could still go out there and still play."

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Report: Calvin Johnson looked 'rusty'
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer

Calvin Johnson looked "rusty" at a Lions minicamp practice on Wednesday, dropping several passes according to He also collided with a defensive back but was able to finish practice. But according to the site that rust did not apply to his speed or changing direction.

The website believes there's "no reason to sound any alarms."

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