It was a surprise to see Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson retire after last season.  One of the top receivers in the game.  Being one of the best, it was great to recently see the respect given to him by former Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman.

According to Pride Of Detroit,  Tillman recently penned an open letter to Calvin paying tribute to their battles on the field and his career.

Calvin recently responded to the letter on Instagram you can read both letters here.

Tillman recently read the letter as part of a video put together by NFL Films.  A great tribute to not only one of the best receivers in NFL history, but one of the all time great Detroit Lions.

Watch The Tribute Video Here.