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Old 01-06-2016, 02:26 PM   #1
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Calvin Has Officially Retired

http://www.rotoworld.com/player/nfl/4153/calvin-johnson

Sources say he may pull a Barry. Likely he'll be back for next year but a long term restructure may be out of the question.



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Old 01-06-2016, 02:27 PM   #2
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Barry 2.0
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Old 01-06-2016, 02:31 PM   #3
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http://www.rotoworld.com/player/nfl/4153/calvin-johnson

Confirmed by his own statement
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Old 01-06-2016, 02:33 PM   #4
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I feel so bad for the guy. So good in college so he gets drafted by a garbage organization and suffers.
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Old 01-06-2016, 02:34 PM   #5
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And the Stafford slappies will have their mettle tested next year about whether or not he's truly a good QB if Calvin isn't around.
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Old 01-06-2016, 02:34 PM   #6
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If he retires, do we get out from under his cap hit completely?
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Old 01-06-2016, 02:36 PM   #7
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If he retires, do we get out from under his cap hit completely?
In most cases, if a player retires, the remaining signing bonus that has not been included in salary “accelerates” and is included in that year’s team salary. Thus, the team will take an immediate salary cap hit of the remaining signing bonus.
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Old 01-06-2016, 02:40 PM   #8
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Get out while you still have your health and you made a ton of dough. Good for him!
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Old 01-06-2016, 02:44 PM   #9
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http://www.spotrac.com/nfl/detroit-l...alvin-johnson/

I'm fairly certain retirement works the same as cutting a player.

CJ is a $24MM cap hit if he plays in 2016 (and whatever else beyond 2016 as long as he plays)
~$13MM cap hit in 2016 if he retires (and nothing past 2016)

None of his salary in 2018 and 2019 is guaranteed
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Old 01-06-2016, 02:46 PM   #10
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Injuries and all still looks like a top WR. Certainly wouldn't begrudge him if he retired but I sure hope he doesn't.
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