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Calvin Johnson tells ESPN: "If we would've been a contender, it would've been harder to let go"

Posted: 2:37 PM, Jul 06, 2016
Updated: 2016-07-06 16:45:10-04

Calvin Johnson is a man of few words.

He hasn't said much about his retirement since he made his decision official in March. The former Lions wide receiver released a statement in March. Last month, he told reporters at his youth camp he wasn't coming back to the NFL.

Johnson spoke to E:60 for an extensive sit-down interview, adding to his reasons for retiring. 

"If we would've been a contender, it would've been harder to let go," Johnson told ESPN. The interview airs on Thursday night at 10 p.m.

You can see the promo in an E:60 Facebook post below.