The Lions are bringing in three veteran wide receivers to take a look at just days before the start of training camp according to CBSsports.com’s Jason La Canfora.
The group includes former Michigan Wolverine Steve Breaston along with Laurent Robinson and Chaz Schillens. What does this mean?
The Lions have no obvious No. 2 wide receiver at this point to replace Titus Young, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t one on the roster.
Nate Burleson, who some have almost put in a rocking chair because he’s 31, looked amazing during OTAs and minicamp. He’s coming off a broken leg suffered in late October and has worked hard to get back.
Also Ryan Broyles is coming off his second ACL surgery in two years. He’s ahead of where he was last year when he was eased into training camp. He had full participation in the mandatory minicamp in June. Last season in 10 games he had 22 catches for 310 yards and a pair of touchdowns before tearing his ACL in the opposite knee from the previous season.
Broyles looked good in offseason action, but the question is whether he can get back to where he was when the Lions drafted him out of Oklahoma. No one knows the answer, although Broyles is optimistic.
Corey Fuller was the only wide receiver the Lions drafted in April. He’s converting from a track athlete and may be too raw to see much action this season.
The Lions also have several other wide receivers on the 90-man roster including Mike Thomas, Patrick Edwards, Kris Durham, Terrence Austin, Micheal Spurlock, Devin Thomas (Michigan State) and Cody Wilson (Central Michigan).
Players report on Thursday with training camp opens on Friday.