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Calvin Johnson: ‘I am currently evaluating options for my future’

Calvin Johnson, Ryan Mundy

Detroit receiver Calvin Johnson makes a touchdown reception against Chicago safety Ryan Mundy on Sunday.

(Charles Rex Arbogast / Associated Press)

Calvin Johnson might be ready to call it a career after nine NFL seasons.

Then again, he might not.

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The bottom line seems to be that he really doesn’t know at this point. The star wide receiver and the Detroit Lions released a brief joint statement Wednesday basically saying just that.

Johnson said in the statement: “Like many players at this stage of their career, I am currently evaluating options for my future. I would expect to have a decision regarding this matter in the not-too-distant future.”

The Lions’ part of the statement said: “We obviously have profound respect for Calvin and certainly understand and appreciate his decision to give proper thought and consideration to his football future.”

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Johnson made five straight Pro Bowls from 2010-14, setting a single-season league record with 1,964 receiving yards in 2012. But he’s been hampered by injuries of late, playing the second half of this season with an ankle sprain.

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