It has been a wild, crazy few days for the Miami Dolphins. Now on the same day quarterback, Jay Cutler is set to arrive in South Florida, another former NFC North player was attending practice on Monday morning.
Former Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson was at Dolphins training camp practice talking to coaches and players. This isn’t the first time Johnson has visited a team’s practice as he visited the Oakland Raiders during OTA’s (organized team activities). Back in May, Raiders offensive coordinator Todd Downing invited Johnson to come to Raiders camp.
Johnson retired from the NFL in 2016 after a nine-year career which included six Pro Bowls and seven 1,000-yard seasons. During his career, Johnson recorded 731 receptions, 11,619 yards, and 83 touchdowns.
Johnson said his decision to retire was partly because he wasn’t 100 percent healthy.
“I think it’s a combination of both,” he said. “I can’t put in what I want to put in, what I used to put in to get the results that I used to get. I can’t put in those same efforts and I’m not going to sell myself short; I’m not going to go out there and not be 100 percent.”