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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

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 |

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 |

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 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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Lions' Calvin Johnson wants to keep Ndamukong Suh in Detroit
by Sean d'Oliveira |

Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson said he's willing to do just about anything to keep defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh in a Lions uniform, reports

Suh is set to become a free agent in March if the Lions cannot reach a deal with him and Johnson said he wants Suh to remain a Lion.

"I'll do whatever I got to do," Johnson said.

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Lions WR Calvin Johnson does not need offseason surgery
by R.J. White |

Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson indicated Saturday that he will not need to undergo offseason surgery, the Detroit Free Press reports.

Johnson had surgery on his ankle and finger last offseason, and while he missed three games due to injury in October, he played every game from November onward despite being limited by an ankle injury in practice. The Lions wide receiver finished with 71 receptions for 1,077 yards and eight touchdowns in 2014.

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