The pride sticks together.Lions wideout Jameson Williams won't be on the field for the first six games of the 2023 NFL season as the budding star serves a suspension for violating the league's gambling policy. When he gets back, though, he'll have plenty of support from current and former Lions alike.Speaking on a recent radio interview, former Detroit receiver Calvin Johnson threw support behind Williams, saying he'll do whatever he can do to help the second-year receiver become a better pro, offering "a shoulder to lean on."MORE: Jameson Williams' gambling suspension, explained"I connected with Jamo yesterday really for the first time and I look forward to being around him and being a shoulder for him to lean on," Johnson said on 97.1 The Ticket in Detroit. "Extremely talented kid. We saw him when he touched the field last year for the first time."I look forward to just helping him build the level of consistency and being the pro he wants to be, man. Anything I can to do help him, I'll do that and I'll be there."This should be music to Williams' ears. Williams missed a large chunk of his rookie 2022 season as he recovered from an ACL injury his suffered in college. He was targeted just nine times over six games as he worked into NFL game action, catching a single pass for 41 yards.MORE: Why it's smart business for the NFL to suspend Jameson WilliamsWhile a Hall of Famer mentoring a potential NFL stud isn't exactly a foreign concept, the partnership might speak more to a mending of fences between Johnson and the Lions. Famously, the two sides had a falling out after the Lions forced Johnson to repay his $1.6 million signing bonus following his abrupt retirement in 2016, with Johnson staying away from team-sponsored events in the years since.With "Megatron" back in the fold and in his corner, Williams may transform into something new when he takes the field in 2023.