He is not going to be making a comeback, but former Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson is in camp today - with the Miami Dolphins. The future Hall of Fame wide out is working with the Miami receivers and was invited by the Dolphins wide receivers coach Shawn Jefferson.
Jefferson, who went to college at the University of Central Florida, spent 13 seasons as a receiver in the NFL playing his final season with the Lions in 2003. In 2006, he rejoined the Lions as an offensive assistant coach, then moved to assistant wide receivers coach in 2007, Johnson’s rookie season. Jefferson then took over as the wide receiver coach from 2007 to 2012, working with Johnson until Jefferson moved to the Tennessee Titans in 2013. He joined the Dolphins in 2016.
Calvin Johnson is slightly taller than Jakeem Grant. pic.twitter.com/TOaNHWIYxF— Adam Beasley (@AdamHBeasley) August 7, 2017
Johnson retired before the 2016 season after playing nine years with the Lions. The former second-overall draft pick caught 731 passes in his career for 11,619 yards with 83 touchdowns. He led the league in receptions with 122 in 2012, and led the league in yardage in 2011 (1,681) and 2012 (1,964). He was selected to six Pro Bowls and was a three-time First-Team All-Pro selection.
Interestingly, Johnson is at Dolphins practice the same day his former NFC North division rival Jay Cutler, formerly of the Chicago Bears, is expected to arrive at the Dolphins training facilities to sign his one-year contract and officially join the Dolphins. Monday is apparently NFC North day in Davie.