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Lions WR Calvin Johnson not expected to play in preseason
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

The Lions have benched star wide receiver Calvin Johnson through the first two preseason games in an effort to avoid any injuries, and it doesn't appear Johnson will play in the team's third preseason game, which usually acts as the dress rehearsal for the regular season.

"You may expect it, but you will not get it," Caldwell said when asked if we should expect to see Johnson play against the Jaguars on Friday, per MLive.com.

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Lions WR Calvin Johnson: I still have some good years left
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson has dealt with some injuries throughout his career, which has kept him off the field at times and has prevented him from playing full seasons the last two years. 

He will turn 30 years old early in the 2015 season and while his receiving production has declined the last two seasons since his record-breaking year in 2012, the All-Pro receiver wants to let you know it's not time to overlook him.

"What did I miss, four, almost five games last year? Still came up with just over 1,000 (yards). I still have some (good years) left," he said, per the Detroit Free Press. "It's a mindset more than anything. If you have injuries, it's tough. But I'm feeling good right now."

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Lions big names missing at OTA's: WR Johnson, DT Ngata
by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

The Lions were without a couple of very important players at organized team activities on Thursday, per detroitnews.com.

Wide receiver Calvin Johnson and defensive tackle Haloti Ngata were both absent from practice.

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Lions GM: I'm planning on Calvin Johnson being around a long time
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com

Lions general manager Martin Mayhew doesn't plan on losing star wide receiver Calvin Johnson anytime soon. 

"Man, Calvin's a stud," Mayhew said this week at the NFL combine. "Calvin's a great player. He's a phenomenal player, you know? He has a very bright future -- and a very bright past, you know? -- and I plan on him being around for a very long time."

Johnson is due $12.5 million in 2015 with a cap hit of $20.5 million and $15.9 million in 2016 with a $24 million cap hit. He and Matthew Stafford account for much of the Lions' salary. With Johnson dealing with more and more injuries, Mayhew could cut ties with him at some point. But he doesn't see that happening anytime soon.

"Sometimes guys get injured. It's not a big concern for me," Mayhew said. "He's tough. He gets out there and he plays. There was one game this year -- Buffalo -- where he gutted it out. He got out there, and unfortunately, he got another shot in that game in exactly in the same spot. Which was unfortunate."

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Charles Tillman: Calvin Johnson still the best receiver in NFL
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

Though Calvin Johnson will turn 30 this September, one opposing cornerback still believes the Lions playmaker is still the best receiver in the game.

Bears cornerback Charles Tillman told MLive.com that Johnson, who finished outside of the top 10 in yards with 1,077, that he still is the top at his position.

"Arguably, the best receiver in the game today, in my opinion," Tillman said. "I go against him twice (a season), we match up well. And, yeah, you have to bring your big boy pants when you're going against Calvin Johnson."

Tillman also criticized those that think Johnson has fallen off as the league's best wideout.

"They're a bunch of dummies," he said. "Trust me."

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