The Philadelphia Eagles and the Jacksonville Jaguars have expressed interest in acquiring former Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson's rights, according to a report by ESPN's Chris Mortensen on Monday.
Mortensen appeared on ESPN’s “Mike and Mike” early Monday to discuss the potential trade.
"The speculation has been the Philadelphia Eagles," Mortensen said. "Once again, they need a tackle. They’re 7-1. They have only a first-round pick next year, and three 4’s. They don’t have a second- or third-round pick. That’s not good.
"What’s it going to take to get Calvin Johnson, who by the way has a base salary still on the books for $16 million? Calvin has been working out, I guess, but does he really want to play? Jacksonville’s ears are perked up. Chances are, I don’t think it happens.”
Johnson, who announced his retirement at the end of the 2015 season, played for the Lions since 2007 when he was drafted second overall out of Georgia Tech.
In three seasons at Georgia Tech from 2004-06, Johnson totaled 2,927 receiving yards and 29 total touchdowns.
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