Jim Caldwell does not want Calvin Johnson to remain disgruntled with the Lions organization.
The Lions coach said Wednesday he hopes the team can repair its relationship with the franchise’s all-time leading receiver. Caldwell wants Lions alumni at team events and hopes to include Johnson for future events.
“Our practices are open to all of our alumni. They can come any time, any day,” Caldwell told reporters. “I think you can see from the Taste of the Lions that a lot of the guys still come back and participate. Lomas Brown is always around doing something for us or helping us out with something. Barry (Sanders) was here during the Taste of the Lions. Billy Sims was here.
“There’s so many of the guys that have been such an important part of the organization were involved. That is important to us.”
Caldwell said team owner Martha Ford, president Rod Wood and general manager Bob Quinn are all “concerned” about a possible rift between Johnson and the Lions.
Should Murray suffer an injury, Cook would be a prime candidate to handle a heavy workload. He could develop into a three-down back at some point during the season.
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