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Lions, NFL players reacts to news of Calvin Johnson's potential retirement

Many are taking the report as gospel and preparing for a life without Megatron.

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With many players and NFL personalities engrossed in the Pro Bowl on Sunday, the sudden news that Calvin Johnson has been planning to retire from football came down with a shock and a jolt and a sound of fury. Social media ignited, and a few players of past and present chimed in to talk about the report.

Many are treating the report, which does not confirm that Johnson is retiring (merely that he has been planning for it since before the season began), as gospel. Take that in mind as you read through a few reactions.

  • We start with Eric Ebron.

  • James Ihedigbo chimed in from Instagram.

  • Another former Lion, Joseph Fauria, shared his own thoughts for his former teammate.

  • Patrick Peterson of the Arizona Cardinals also seemed to take the report at value and gave his respects to Megatron.

  • Corey Fuller also paid his respects and said his farewells (if they are indeed to be farewells)

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