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NFL Notes: Calvin Johnson, Reggie Bush & Cardinals

Calvin Johnson

Former Lions WR Calvin Johnson told reporters that he is happy in retirement and not planning to return to the NFL at any point.

“I’m not coming back,” Johnson said, via the Detroit Free Press. “You ain’t got to worry about that.

Johnson explained that the decision to retire was because he was tired and “fed up” with the impact it was having on his body.

“Simply – I wouldn’t just quit because we were losing,” Johnson said. “It was just tired of it, fed up. Just had enough.”

Reggie Bush

Free agent RB Reggie Bush mentioned during an interview with Sirius XM NFL Radio that he still has a lot to prove in the NFL.

“I definitely feel like I still have a lot left to prove,” Bush said. “I’m grateful for all of the opportunities that I have had, but by no means am I done playing football. I have a lot left. I don’t feel old. I haven’t lost a step and I’m still very excited at the future.”

In regards to his career, Bush admitted that it’s been “up and down” and gave his performance a seven on the scale of 1-10.

“It’s been up and down,” Bush said of his career. “It’s been fun. I’ve definitely enjoyed the ride and all the opportunities that I’ve gotten at each stop that I’ve been at. … How I evaluate it? I think on a scale of one to 10 — with 10 being the greatest and one being the lowest — I would say, in my mind, it’s probably about a seven maybe. I feel like there’s been a lot of opportunities where maybe I could have done a better job. In New Orleans, the way they used me, they didn’t want me to be their (featured) back and I never got that opportunity until I got to Miami and then Detroit.


Cardinals Pro Bowl CB Patrick Peterson told Pro Football Talk that he expects an extension between the team and DB Tyrann Mathieu to get done “pretty soon.

“I was in kind of a similar situation when it was time for me to sign a new deal and obviously wanting a new deal,” Peterson said. “Like I tell Tyrann all the time, let his agent handle that and also it’s gonna be a long, drawn out process, you just have to be patient. I know it will happen, just don’t know when it will happen but the Cardinals organization understands what Tyrann means to the football team, to the community, and when you have a top notch player like that, that just doesn’t happen overnight. It takes time and we have great ownership upstairs and the General Manager and the president and owner of the team. I mean those guys know at the end of the day what Tyrann means and like I said, I’m quite sure that the deal will get done here pretty soon.”

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