The first wave of free agency is in the books, but the Detroit Lions aren’t done tinkering with their roster.
The Lions agreed to a one-year deal with wide receiver Geremy Davis on Thursday.
Davis appeared in seven games and caught three passes for the Los Angeles Chargers last season. He’s been a special teams player throughout his career, and spent three seasons playing for assistant Lions special teams coach Marquice Williams in Los Angeles.
The Lions return their top four receivers from last season in Kenny Golladay, Marvin Jones, Danny Amendola and Marvin Hall.
All four players are in the final year of their contracts, though Golladay is in line for a contract extension this offseason. They also return Travis Fulgham, a sixth-round pick last season, and backups Tom Kennedy, Chris Lacy, Jonathan Duhart and Victor Bolden, and are expected to add a receiver in this year’s draft.
“The wide receiver position to me is the strongest position in this draft,” ESPN analyst Mel Kiper Jr. said in a teleconference Wednesday.
Davis, 28, was a sixth-round pick out of UConn by the New York Giants in 2015. He has five receptions for 59 yards in his career.
Along with Davis, the Lions have fortified their special teams this offseason by re-signing Miles Killebrew and adding defensive backs Tony McRae and Jayron Kearse.
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Published at Thu, 26 Mar 2020 16:21:42 +0000