Ex-Lions WR Calvin Johnson a semifinalist for Pro Football Hall of Fame

DETROIT — Former Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson is one of four first-year eligible players who are semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2021.Johnson joins cornerback Charles Woodson, quarterback Peyton Manning and defensive end Jarred Allen in a 25-man group that will be whittled to 15 finalists before being presented to the Hall of Fame selection committee in February.Johnson, who played all nine of his seasons for the Lions, set the NFL’s single-season receiving mark of 1,964 yards in 2012 and retired in 2016 as the organization’s all-time leader in receivin…

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