Calvin Johnson is staying retired.
Though the former Lions receiver was at Dolphins camp Monday, he was simply assisting his friend.
Johnson, who retired following the 2015 season, told NFL Network he was in Miami to help out former Lions teammate Shawn Jefferson, who is now the Dolphins’ receivers coach.
The Dolphins receiver who apparently benefited the most from Johnson’s visit was DeVante Parker, Miami’s first-round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. Parker caught 56 passes last season, 30 more than his rookie year, and the Dolphins expect him to take another leap this season.
Parker’s development might be hindered by the injury to starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill. Miami may have lured former Bears quarterback Jay Cutler out of retirement following Tannehill’s knee injury, but Johnson isn’t inclined to follow suit.
No team in the NFL has given New England more trouble in the Playoffs than the Broncos. With four losses, the Patriots have had their postseason ended by Denver as many times as the Colts, Steelers, and Ravens combined. That makes their one victory over a middling Bronco team in 2012 a cathartic one.
New England sacked Tim Tebow five times and held him to 9-of-26 passing in what turned out to be his final start as an NFL quarterback. Brady, conversely, threw for 363 yards and six touchdowns.
Bell will be a commodity in a free agent marketplace with limited tailback options. While salary cap casualties could add to the list, his main competition so far are players like Eddie Lacy, Alfred Morris, and Terrance West. Draft-eligible players like Derrius Guice, Saquon Barkley, and Bo Scarbrough will give needy teams additional lower-cost options, but Bell’s versatile rushing and receiving from Cheap NFL Jerseys Nike the backfield — he was the Steelers’ second-leading receiver last year, behind only Antonio Brown — makes Basketball Cheap Jerseys him more valuable than anyone else.