- Calvin Johnson will not be in Hawaii for the Pro Bowl this year. It was announced Thursday, Jaguars receiver Allen Robinson will replace Johnson, who opted out because of an injury.
- If you're wondering how Johnson's potential retirement may affect the Detroit Lions' salary cap, here are the figures:
Lions will save $11.1 million but he'll still count $12.9 million on cap next season. https://t.co/nonBra21Bi— Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) January 7, 2016
- Paul Kuharsky of ESPN had an interest look into why certain general manager candidates turn down job interviews.
- I'm not sure what this means, but it sure is interesting:
If you want to know what Jim Caldwell means to this team just watch what happens with Calvin Johnson. #Lions— Jennifer Hammond (@HammerFox2) January 8, 2016
- The Lions voted Glover Quin as this year's recipient for the Joe Schmidt Leadership Award. Teammates chose Quin as the player who displayed the most leadership and drive in the locker room and on the field.
- Sam Martin had an underrated season:
P @SamMartin_6 finished the season with a 42.0 net punting average to re-set the #Lions' single-season record. pic.twitter.com/k3JWuPaDdb— Detroit Lions (@Lions) January 7, 2016
- The NFL announced its 2016 Hall of Fame finalists. Among the Lions-less field are Brett Favre, Terrell Owens and Tony Dungy. You can view the entire list here.