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CANTON, OHIO - AUGUST 08: Calvin Johnson speaks during the NFL Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony at Tom Benson Hall Of Fame Stadium on August 08, 2021 in Canton, Ohio. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)

Calvin Johnson and the Detroit Lions haven’t enjoyed a fuzzy-warm history together, but the tide may be changing, as the Hall of Famer will be back at Ford Field for a special ceremony this fall.

Johnson will receive his Hall of Fame ring during the Detroit Lions’ Sept. 26 game against the Baltimore Ravens, according to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Johnson and the Lions have been at odds ever since the Detroit team asked him to repay $1.6 million of his signing bonus when he retired.

After getting inducted into the Hall of Fame in August, Johnson reportedly met privately with new Lions owner Sheila Ford Hamp at a part Hamp hosted to celebrate Johnson victory. Have the Lions and Johnson patched things up? Time will tell.

Anne Erickson's love for music drew her into radio, and she started shortly after graduating from MSU. She has a passion for rock and metal, plus local music. She also fronts the band Upon Wings. Email Anne at erickson@WRIF.com and tweet at her @AnneErickson!