Corridor of Fame huge receiver Calvin Johnson and the Detroit Lions are working to fix their relationship, and loads of progress appears to have been made on that entrance.
A lot progress, actually, that Johnson was a visitor at Lions minicamp this week and is keen to mentor second-year receiver Jameson Williams any manner that he can.
Johnson talked about his willingness to work with Williams throughout an look on 97.1 The Ticket this previous week.
“I linked with Jamo yesterday actually for the primary time, and I sit up for simply being round and being a shoulder for him to lean on,” Johnson stated. “Extraordinarily proficient child. We noticed him when he touched the sector final 12 months for the primary time. I sit up for simply serving to him construct the extent of consistency and being the professional he needs to be, man. Something I can to do assist him, I am going to try this and I will be there.”
Williams’ profession has gotten off to a particularly rocky begin.
After being chosen with the No. 12 general decide within the 2022 draft, Williams was in a position to seem in simply six video games resulting from damage, catching one move for 40 yards.
The Lions are nonetheless anticipating him to take a giant leap ahead in his second season however they will have to attend till Week 7 for that to begin taking place. Williams must miss the primary six video games of the season resulting from a suspension for violating the league’s playing coverage. Williams guess on non-NFL video games however did so from the Lions crew facility. That resulted in a six-game suspension. The Lions had a number of gamers get caught for comparable infractions.
The opposite huge side of that is the truth that Johnson is once more a big a part of the Lions franchise.
Johnson is likely one of the finest gamers in crew historical past and top-of-the-line huge receivers in NFL historical past. He shockingly retired from the NFL whereas nonetheless in his prime and didn’t go away on good phrases with the franchise over reimbursement of his signing bonus. The 2 sides have proven a willingness to fix the connection in current months and that course of appears to be going nicely.
That may solely be excellent news for the Lions. Not solely to have a franchise nice be across the crew, but in addition together with his willingness to assist the subsequent era of Lions move catchers attain their potential.