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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

3 Free agent WRs the Detroit Lions MUST consider

Whether you like it or not, the Detroit Lions ARE NOT “good to go” when it comes to the wide receiver position.

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Sure, they have Kenny Golladay, Marvin Jones Jr., and Danny Amendola, but if you believe that is a recipe for success, you are sorely mistaken.

Golladay has the makings of being a top 10 or so receiver in the league but he is still a year or two away from getting to that point. Jones Jr. is certainly past his prime, and Amendola has played only two full seasons in his 10-year NFL career.

Chances are the Lions are going to need more wide receiver depth in 2019, which is why I think they should sign a free agent WR before the season starts.

Here are three options:

Michael Crabtree

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Michael Crabtree, who is 31, is he best available free agent WR at this time. Though Crabtree was underwhelming in 2018 with the run-first Baltimore Ravens, he is still a red zone threat who could be a nice weapon for Matthew Stafford and the Lions’ offense.

Rishard Matthews

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Rishard Matthews, who is 29, started the 2018 season with the Tennessee Titans before asking for his release because of a rough relationship with then OC Matt LeFleur. Matthews best season came in 2016 when he hauled in 65 catches for 945 yards and nine touchdowns with the Titans.

Mike Wallace

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Mike Wallace is risky because he is coming off a major injury which sidelined him for nearly the entire 2018 season. That being said, Wallace should come rather cheap and could end up being a solid No. 4 for the Lions in 2019.

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Don Drysdale
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