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Lions notes: Nate Burleson believes Lions should be reaching out to Calvin Johnson

The former Detroit Lions receiver believes Bob Quinn should be doing more to bring Calvin Johnson back.

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  • Nate Burleson, former Detroit Lions wide receiver, believes Bob Quinn and the Lions staff are not doing enough to court Calvin Johnson back for another year: 

    "You’re casually going about enticing one of the best receivers in my era to come back, and then you’re casual about showing your appreciation for a guy who has … put the organization on his back without complaint."
    Burleson also spoke with Johnson himself after Sunday's report came out, but Calvin did not confirm or deny the report.

  • Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib believes Johnson still has a lot left in the tank:
  • agrees. The stats-heavy website put together a convincing argument that Johnson is still performing at a level much above average and that isn't likely to change if he decides to play for another season.

  • Another Super Bowl participant was glowing over Johnson's career:
  • Ezekiel Ansah got a big shout-out from his teammates that he brought along to Hawaii for the Pro Bowl:

    A video posted by Ezekiel Ansah (@ziggy_ansah) on

  • The Detroit Lions promoted Kelly Kozole from vice president of events to senior vice president of business development. She has spent the last 14 years with the organization.

  • Thursday Night Football will expand to 10 games next season (there were eight this year). The games will be split between CBS and NBC broadcasts.

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