Just in time for training camp, the Lions added another wide receiver to the mix when they signed veteran Chaz Schillens on Wednesday, per the team web site.
They worked out Schillens along with Laurent Robinson and former Michigan Wolverine Steve Breaston.
Schillens, 27, played in15 games (six starts) for the New York Jets last season with 28 catches for 289 yards and a pair of touchdowns. In 2008 he was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the seventh round and played there through the 2011 season.
While there are plenty of wide receivers on the Lions’ 90-man roster, there is no clear-cut No. 2 to replace Titus Young who was released in February.
Nate Burleson, who is coming off a broken leg, and Ryan Broyles, who underwent his second ACL surgery in two years, appeared to be healthy at minicamp in early June. Both competed at full strength.
Corey Fuller was the only wide receiver the Lions drafted in April. He’s converting from a track athlete and may be a little too raw to see much action this season.
Other wide receivers include Mike Thomas, Patrick Edwards, Kris Durham, Terrence Austin, Micheal Spurlock, Devin Thomas (Michigan State) and Cody Wilson (Central Michigan).
Players report on Thursday and training camp opens on Friday.