Live updates from Lions press conference...
 
12:53
Twitter
AnwarRichardson: 
#Lions announce Calvin Johnson's deal is actually EIGHT years and he's locked up until 2019 #NFL [via Twitter]
Wednesday March 14, 2012 12:53 AnwarRichardson
12:59
Twitter
AnwarRichardson: 
Minutes away from Calvin Johnson's press conference in Allen Park [via Twitter]
Wednesday March 14, 2012 12:59 AnwarRichardson
1:02
Twitter
AnwarRichardson: 
#Lions President Tom Lewand says it's a very exciting day for his franchise [via Twitter]
Wednesday March 14, 2012 1:02 AnwarRichardson
1:03
Twitter
AnwarRichardson: 
#Lions President Tom Lewand says he hopes Calvin Johnson will play entire career in Detroit [via Twitter]
Wednesday March 14, 2012 1:03 AnwarRichardson
1:04
Twitter
AnwarRichardson: 
#Lions coach Jim Schwartz thanks the Ford family [via Twitter]
Wednesday March 14, 2012 1:04 AnwarRichardson
1:05
Twitter
AnwarRichardson: 
#Lions coach Jim Schwartz said whatever they are paying him is not enough [via Twitter]
Wednesday March 14, 2012 1:05 AnwarRichardson
1:05
Twitter
philipzaroo: 
Jim Schwartz thanking Fords, including WCF, Sr...it's his birthday today! [via Twitter]
Wednesday March 14, 2012 1:05 philipzaroo
1:06
Twitter
AnwarRichardson: 
#Lions Calvin Johnson says it's a tremendous blessing [via Twitter]
Wednesday March 14, 2012 1:06 AnwarRichardson
1:06
Twitter
philipzaroo: 
Calvin says tremendous blessing...obviously very thankful for new deal. [via Twitter]
Wednesday March 14, 2012 1:06 philipzaroo
1:06
Twitter
AnwarRichardson: 
#Lions Calvin Johnson said he's ready to work [via Twitter]
Wednesday March 14, 2012 1:06 AnwarRichardson
1:06
Twitter
philipzaroo: 
#Lions teammates happy to have Calvin's contract out of way and have him locked down for long term. [via Twitter]
Wednesday March 14, 2012 1:06 philipzaroo
1:07
Twitter
philipzaroo: 
@bigplaycj says no confrontation, no butting heads in negotiations. Just a matter of hammering out deal. [via Twitter]
Wednesday March 14, 2012 1:07 philipzaroo
1:07
Twitter
AnwarRichardson: 
#Lions Calvin Johnson there were no bumping heads in the negotiations [via Twitter]
Wednesday March 14, 2012 1:07 AnwarRichardson
1:08
Twitter
philipzaroo: 
Strong showing by #Lions in 2011 showed Calvin Johnson Detroit was a place he wanted to stay. [via Twitter]
Wednesday March 14, 2012 1:08 philipzaroo
1:09
Twitter
AnwarRichardson: 
#Lions Calvin Johnson thanked his teammates who reworked their deals to help him [via Twitter]
Wednesday March 14, 2012 1:09 AnwarRichardson
1:09
Twitter
philipzaroo: 
Calvin Johnson: "Bless my mom...she's everything for me." Helped out with negotiations, too. [via Twitter]
Wednesday March 14, 2012 1:09 philipzaroo
1:10
Twitter
philipzaroo: 
Much thanks to my teammates, much thanks to #Lions fans -- Calvin Johnson [via Twitter]
Wednesday March 14, 2012 1:10 philipzaroo
1:11
Twitter
AnwarRichardson: 
#Lions Calvin Johnson is happy to have the security of the deal [via Twitter]
Wednesday March 14, 2012 1:11 AnwarRichardson
1:12
Twitter
philipzaroo: 
Calvin Johnson: Even when #Lions were in midst of losing, "always envisioned good times ahead" [via Twitter]
Wednesday March 14, 2012 1:12 philipzaroo
1:12
Twitter
philipzaroo: 
Calvin Johnson on maintaining humility despite massive contract: "That's just me." #Lions [via Twitter]
Wednesday March 14, 2012 1:12 philipzaroo
1:14
Twitter
philipzaroo: 
#Lions president Tom Lewand compared Calvin Johnson megacontract to signing Barry Sanders to big long term deal [via Twitter]
Wednesday March 14, 2012 1:14 philipzaroo
1:14
Twitter
AnwarRichardson: 
#Lions WR Calvin Johnson says team might be one or two players away from Super Bowl [via Twitter]
Wednesday March 14, 2012 1:14 AnwarRichardson
1:15
Twitter
philipzaroo: 
Calvin Johnson: "I would definitely like to be the best player in football ... but I'm just going to do the best that I can." [via Twitter]
Wednesday March 14, 2012 1:15 philipzaroo
1:16
Twitter
philipzaroo: 
#Lions WR Calvin Johnson: Main reason for not playing in Pro Bowl was to get completely healed up. Said he's 100 percent. [via Twitter]
Wednesday March 14, 2012 1:16 philipzaroo
1:16
Twitter
philipzaroo: 
RT @AnwarRichardson: #Lions Calvin Johnson at podium http://twitter.com/AnwarRichardson/status/179979286990696448/photo/1 [via Twitter]
Wednesday March 14, 2012 1:16 philipzaroo
1:17
Twitter
AnwarRichardson: 
#Lions Calvin Johnson said he did not want to leave Matthew Stafford [via Twitter]
Wednesday March 14, 2012 1:17 AnwarRichardson
1:17
Twitter
philipzaroo: 
#Lions WR Calvin Johnson: When you're fortunate enough to have a QB that's one of best in league, why would he want to go elsewhere? [via Twitter]
Wednesday March 14, 2012 1:17 philipzaroo
1:18
Twitter
philipzaroo: 
Presser over...talking with Calvin now. [via Twitter]
Wednesday March 14, 2012 1:18 philipzaroo
1:26
Twitter
AnwarRichardson: 
#Lions WR Calvin Johnson said defense wins championships #NFL [via Twitter]
Wednesday March 14, 2012 1:26 AnwarRichardson
1:29
Twitter
AnwarRichardson: 
#Lions Calvin Johnson's press conference is officially over [via Twitter]
Wednesday March 14, 2012 1:29 AnwarRichardson
1:29
Twitter
AnwarRichardson: 
#Lions Calvin Johnson at podium http://t.co/pKz1HglG [via Twitter]
Wednesday March 14, 2012 1:29 AnwarRichardson
1:37
Twitter
jschwartzlions: 
Great day for the NFL, Lions, and city of Detroit as Calvin Johnson signs an 8-year deal to potentially keep him a Lion for life. [via Twitter]
Wednesday March 14, 2012 1:37 jschwartzlions
1:51
Twitter
AnwarRichardson: 
RT @TheRedzoneorg: Guard Leonard Davis visits 49ers http://tinyurl.com/6rm6puu #NFL #49ers [via Twitter]
Wednesday March 14, 2012 1:51 AnwarRichardson
1:54
Twitter
AnwarRichardson: 
Cowboys strike three-year deal with Kyle Orton http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/03/14/cowboys-strike-three-year-deal-with-kyle-orton/ via @ProFootballTalk [via Twitter]
Wednesday March 14, 2012 1:54 AnwarRichardson
2:02
Twitter
philipzaroo: 
@cliffavril Not sure "Lil man" is accurate when he was 16 lbs at 3 months! What's he weigh these days?? [via Twitter]
Wednesday March 14, 2012 2:02 philipzaroo
2:54
Twitter
AnwarRichardson: 
#Lions receiver Calvin Johnson's mother, Arica, instrumental in new #NFL contract | http://MLive.com http://bit.ly/zvExVY [via Twitter]
Wednesday March 14, 2012 2:54 AnwarRichardson
 
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