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Lions notes: Calvin Johnson, local draft workout, more

Lions notes looks at Calvin Johnson, the team's local draft workout that was held on Saturday and much more.

Leon Halip
  • After finding the end zone, Calvin Johnson usually celebrates by dunking the ball over the crossbar. That's really his go-to move, but it was banned by the NFL this offseason. Dunking the ball will now result in a penalty, although Johnson is apparently going to try to circumvent the rule. Johnson definitely has the athleticism to pull that off, but I'm pretty sure that will still be a penalty. He may have to come up with a new celebration that doesn't involve the goal posts.

  • Johnson held a football camp at L’Anse Creuse High School over the weekend, and Joique Bell and Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green served as instructors.

  • The Detroit Lions held a workout for 15 local draft prospects on Saturday. Penn State wide receiver Allen Robinson, who went to Orchard Lake St. Mary's for high school, was one of the prospects in attendance, although he simply met with the Lions and didn't take part in the workout since he's expected to be taken in the first couple rounds. If the Lions don't end up with a wide receiver in the first round, he could be an option in the second round.

  • The Lions' offensive line watched a Detroit Red Wings playoff game at Joe Louis Arena with Kid Rock last week.

  • Former Michigan State and Lions quarterback Earl Morrall recently passed away at the age of 79.

  • The NFL hasn't decided if the 2015 NFL Draft will be in April or May. Personally, I'd prefer it to be in March (with free agency moved to April), but that will probably never happen. At the very least, I'm hoping it does indeed get moved back to April.

  • Speaking of the draft, don't even think about it, Roger Goodell. It's bad enough that the draft now requires three days to be completed; making it four days would just be awful and unnecessary.

  • Havard Rugland may no longer be on an NFL roster, but his nickname is still "Kickalicious" for a reason.

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