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Lions notes: Calvin Johnson the 8th best WR of all time?

Gil Brandt thinks Calvin Johnson is just the eighth-best wide receiver of all time.

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  • When Calvin Johnson retired, there was a lot of debate whether he’d make the Hall of Fame after playing just nine years in the NFL. Now the question is turning into where he ranks among the league’s all-time greatest receivers. NFL.com’s Gil Brandt ranked his top 32 receivers of all time and Johnson came in at No. 8, behind the likes of Larry Fitzgerald and Marvin Harrison among others.

  • As reported earlier, the Lions are hosting former Ravens linebacker Zach Orr for a visit on Thursday. Although he received second-team All Pro honors in 2016, Pro Football Focus wasn’t a big fan, grading him 81st out of 87 qualifying linebackers:

The feeling is apparently mutual, as Orr took a shot at PFF earlier this month:

  • Darius Slay was an absolute shutdown cornerback on third downs last year:

  • Ford Field maintenance looks to be going well. DetroitLions.com’s Tori Petry provides an update on where they are and gives a sneak peak on their progress:

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