Detroit Lions extend training camp invitation to retired WR Calvin Johnson

Lions president invites Calvin Johnson to training camp to repair relationship

Detroit Lions extend training camp invitation to retired WR Calvin Johnson

The Detroit Lions and Calvin Johnson haven't been sharing many warm and fuzzy moments together since the All-Pro receiver retired in 2015.

"I did invite him out to training camp".

As a way to attempt repairing this fractured relationship, team president Rod Wood said he's had some communication with Megatron via text message. "Hopefully he shows up. We want him in the tent, not outside the tent".

"I was stuck in my contract with Detroit, and they told me, they would not release my contract, so I would have to come back to them".

When Johnson retired in March of previous year, he did not hold a news conference and did not talk to anyone in the media until June 2016.

"I didn't see a chance for them to win a Super Bowl at the time, and for the work I was putting in, it wasn't worth my time to keep on beating my head against the wall and not going anywhere".

This wasn't the first time Johnson admitted his dismay for the Lions after his retirement.

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