Archive for March, 2016
Michael Rothstein, ESPN Staff Writer | 11:45 AM ET
ALLEN PARK, Mich. — Calvin Johnson is hanging them up.
The most prolific wide receiver in Detroit Lions history and one of the most talented at the position in NFL history is retiring after nine professional seasons in which he accumulated over 11,000 receiving yards, seven 1,000-yard seasons and six Pro Bowl invitations.
He holds almost every significant franchise record. The man nicknamed “Megatron” holds 15 NFL records, including the most receiving yards in a season with 1,964 in 2012.
In a statement released by the Lions, Johnson said he would not be having a news conference to discuss his decision to retire.
“Let me begin by apologizing for making this announcement via a statement and not in person. While I truly respect the significance of this, those who know me best will understand and not be More >
The five-time NFL MVP is retiring, the Denver Broncos announced Sunday. The team will hold a news conference at 1 p.m. ET Monday for Manning to discuss stepping away from the game after 18 seasons and two Super Bowl victories.
“When you look at everything Peyton has accomplished as a player and person, it’s easy to see how fortunate we’ve been to have him on our team,” Broncos executive vice president of football operations and general manager John Elway said in a statement. “Peyton was everything that we thought he was and even more — not only for the football team but in the community. I’m very thankful Peyton chose to play for the Denver Broncos, and I congratulate him More >