Detroit Lions: 3 free agent wide receivers to consider signing

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Jaron Brown

Yes, another former Seattle Seahawk.  Jaron Brown played the last two seasons with Seattle, one of which was with Lions OC Darrell Bevell calling the plays.  During that 2018 season, Brown scored a career-high five receiving touchdowns.  Last season the speedy wide-out only scored two.

Brown plays perfectly into Bevell’s aggressive downfield passing attack.  Detroit is expected to focus on establishing the run with their exciting rookie runner, D’Andre Swift, and third-year back Kerryon Johnson.  After keeping defenses honest, Bevell will use Stafford’s elite arm in his favor allowing the quarterback to stretch the defense with a plethora of downfield passing attempts, many of which will come in the form of a play-action pass.

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Brown is a player that has the potential to fit perfectly as the team’s fourth or fifth receiver, and to go with his tremendous speed, he’s a large-bodied outside pass-catcher. Brown stands 6-foot-3 and plays around 205-pounds.

Recently the San Francisco 49ers brought in Brown for a workout as they seek roster depth after second-year receiver Jalen Hurd suffered what appears to be a season-ending ACL tear.  The NFC West is something Brown’s widely familiar with as he’s spent his entire career out West playing five seasons with Arizona and two in Seattle.

Brown’s recorded 116 career receptions accounting for 1,563 yards and notching 16 touchdown receptions.

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When you consider the unfortunate circumstances of 2020 and the lack of offseason preparation, it will be a significant benefit to add players who are familiar with the teams’ system, and Brown is a player the Lions should at least take a flier on over the next few days.