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81 Calvin Johnson WR

Detroit Lions

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
100%93%
Key Stats
GPCatchesYdsAvgTDsFirst Downs
1484149217.81269

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Lions eyeing Golden Tate
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

The Lions are interested in free agent receiver Golden Tate as a complement to Calvin Johnson, reports NFL Network. Tate has said he'd like to return to the Seahawks, but it's unclear if they've made him a substantial offer.

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Jim Caldwell: 'Extremely important' to find No. 2 receiver
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

New coach Jim Caldwell called it "extremely important" for the Lions to find a receiver to play opposite Calvin Johnson.

“He’s one that’s going to draw a little extra attention, in terms of double coverage, like he’s always done,” Caldwell said. “And with that being the case, we have to find a way to make certain whoever’s on the other side that may be getting singled in some situations can do some damage against the defenders.

“I think that’s extremely important, so I think that’s something that, obviously, we’ve taken a good, hard look at and, one way or another, we’re going to come up with a guy that’s going to give us some balance in that area.”

Kris Durham is an exclusive-rights free agent who's expected to return, reports the Detroit Free Press, but the Lions don't view him as a No. 2 receiver.

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Lions expected to add at least two receivers
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

"Tenuously thin" at wideout, the Lions are expected to add at least two receivers this offseason, reports MLive.com. One of those will be expected to start opposite Calvin Johnson.

"I'd like big and fast," new offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi told the website when asked if he preferred size or speed in a No. 2 receiver. "But listen, if I was going to give a stock answer, I know what Calvin can do, how he can stretch the field, what his strengths are. I don't really know what his weaknesses are right now, but I'm sure, maybe there's something. So, you would say, 'Well, someone to work underneath?' You know, that would be an easy answer."

Kris Durham ended up as the No. 2 wideout most of last season, producing 490 receiving yards. The Lions clearly need "a more dynamic player" in that role, the report said.

Receiver Nate Burleson has said he'll take a pay cut to return, but there's no guarantee the sides will agree on a deal, according to the report.

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Lions concerned about wear and tear on Calvin Johnson
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

In the past two years, Lions receiver Calvin Johnson has dealt with two separate knee problems, an ankle injury and a mangled finger that required offseason surgery, reports the team's website. New offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi is well aware of that history and wants to limit the wear and tear on his best player.

“It’s something that, you know, I don’t want to call it a pitch count, but you’re always cognizant of how much are these guys running in practice, how many hits they are taking, who is coming across the middle to catch this pass that's going to possibly get him hit," Lombardi said.

The Lions can start easing the burden on Johnson by adding quality receivers through the draft or free agency.

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Calvin Johnson has taken 'such a beating' last two years
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

With two defenders routinely covering Calvin Johnson and a third ready to hit him as soon as he touches the ball, the Lions receiver has taken "such a beating the last couple of years," according to the team's website. That's why Detroit is so intent on adding one or two receivers this offseason.

"It’s a good thing if a new receiver can operate in the slot, but it’s more important that he’s a standalone talent who can command coverage and make defenses concentrate on someone other than Johnson," the website said.

Johnson missed two games this season with a knee injury and also played through a finger injury. Both injuries required surgery.

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Schedule
WeekDateOpp.RecYdsLgTD
19/8/13MIN437130
29/15/13ARI6116722
39/22/13WAS7115231
49/29/13CHI444191
510/6/13GB0000
610/13/13CLE325100
710/20/13CIN9155502
810/27/13DAL14329871
1011/10/13CHI683192
1111/17/13PIT6179792
1211/24/13TB7115210
1311/28/13GB6101201
1412/8/13PHI352330
1512/16/13BAL698370
1612/22/13NYG343170
1712/29/13MIN0000
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
P48/28/14@ BUF7:00 pm
Receiving
YearTeamGGSRecYdsAvgLgTD20+40+1st
2007Detroit Lions15104875615.849412138
2008Detroit Lions161678133117.1961221752
2009Detroit Lions14146798414.775515446
2010Detroit Lions151577112014.5871216357
2011Detroit Lions161696168117.57316321077
2012Detroit Lions1616122196416.153540592
2013Detroit Lions141484149217.8871222569
TOTAL106101572932816.3966615835431
Rushing
YearTeamGGSAttYdsAvgLgTD20+1st
2007Detroit Lions151045213.032113
2008Detroit Lions16163-1-0.37001
2009Detroit Lions141477310.419005
2010Detroit Lions15154328.015002
2011Detroit Lions161611111.011000
2012Detroit Lions161600---0000
2013Detroit Lions141400---0000
TOTAL106101191678.8321111
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2007Detroit Lions1533.000000.0000
2008Detroit Lions1655.000000.0000
2009Detroit Lions1422.000000.0000
2010Detroit Lions1522.000000.0000
2011Detroit Lions1600.000000.0000
2012Detroit Lions1622.000000.0000
2013Detroit Lions1411.000000.0000
TOTAL1061515.000000.0000
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2007Detroit Lions1510000000
2008Detroit Lions1632020020
2009Detroit Lions1432000000
2010Detroit Lions1510000000
2011Detroit Lions1611000000
2012Detroit Lions1633000000
2013Detroit Lions1411010110
TOTAL106139030130
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-5/236
Birthdate:
9/29/1985
Age:
28
Hometown:
Newnan, GA, USA
School:
Georgia Tech
NFL Experience:
8
Awards:
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