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Lions Place WR Calvin Johnson On Reserve/Retired List

The Detroit Lions officially placed WR Calvin Johnson on the reserve/retired list Tuesday.

Johnson announced his retirement from the NFL earlier in the day, so this is just a procedural move from the Lions.

Detroit will control his rights if he attempts to return to the league at some point.

Johnson, 30, was in the fourth year of his eight-year, $150.5 million contract that included $60 million guaranteed. He stands to make base salaries of $12.5 million (2015), $15.95 million (2016), $16.5 million (2017), $17 million (2018), and $18.25 million (2019).

In 2015, Johnson appeared in all 16 games and recorded 88 receptions for 1,214 yards receiving and nine touchdowns for the Lions. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 5 receiver out of 119 qualifying players.

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