Detroit Lions Season Preview 2014: Offense

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Dec 16, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson (81) during the game against the Baltimore Ravens at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Wide Receivers

Calvin Johnson, Golden Tate, Jeremy Ross, Ryan Broyles, Kevin Ogletree, Corey Fuller

Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford thinks the wide receiving corps for 2014 season is the best he has head since entering the league in 2009. Returning are Calvin Johnson, Jeremy Ross, Ryan Broyles and Kevin Ogletree.

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Golden Tate was added as a free agent in the off-season and Corey Fuller joins the 53 man roster after spending much of 2013 on the teams practice squad.

Broyles had the best preseason of all the candidates. The former 2012 second-round pick proved it was too early to give up on him. Kevin Ogletree didn’t do much in the preseason, but offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi has said publicly that he likes Ogletree’s skill set in his offense. Ogletree’s inclusion meant the Lions had to make a decision between Kris Durham and Corey Fuller.

Fuller, a sixth-round pick last year, has a terrific preseason (two touchdowns) and proved he could stretch the field with his speed. That’s something the Lions need opposite Calvin Johnson, which is why he earned a roster spot over Durham.