By: Evan Jankens

When Terry Foster first broke the story that Calvin Johnson was going to retire from the NFL I was in shock. Then after thinking about it for a little while, it made sense to me. Johnson has more money than most people will make in a lifetime, and had played nine seasons for the Lions and had not won a playoff game. Those two reasons seemed good enough for him to sail off into retirement.

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Early in June, Johnson posted a photo of his finger during a recent surgery and that showed even more of a reason why he decided to walk away from the game.

Wednesday afternoon, E:60 tweeted out the following:

The video is nothing more than a :40 second video preview of the episode that will air Thursday night at 10 p.m.

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The only quote from Johnson in the preview about leaving the game early is, “If we would’ve been a contender, it would’ve been harder to let go.”

Johnson does appear to be enjoying his retirement. He just recently got married and seems to be having a good time fishing as well.

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It will be interesting to see some of the reasons that he gives for his retirement Thursday evening.