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NFL players react to Calvin Johnson's retirement consideration

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A few players went out of their way to support the Lions wide receiver.

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When one of the best players in the NFL announces publicly that he is mulling retirement, it's going to create waves around the league. Indeed, on Wednesday several players expressed their feelings in response to the news that Calvin Johnson is considering ending his football career.

Antonio Brown, considered one of the best receivers in the game today, spoke with the media about how he views Megatron:

Former teammate Ryan Broyles also expressed his gratitude for playing alongside 81:

Donte Stallworth, former NFL wide receiver, has a different theory about Calvin's announcement:

Current Lions are staying mum on the situation, likely respecting Calvin's time to think it over since nothing has been officially decided. But if it happens, expect the outpouring of love to be overwhelming.

UPDATE: For fun, Chad Johnson also put in his two cents: