Report: Lions awarded Jon Baldwin on waivers

AP

The Lions are reportedly giving Jon Baldwin a shot.

Detroit has been awarded Baldwin on waivers from San Francisco, Bleacher Report’s Michael Schottey reported Monday. Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press and Mike O’Hara of the Lions’ website also reported the transaction.

The Chiefs’ first-round pick in 2011, Baldwin (6-4, 230) has caught 44 passes for 607 yards and two touchdowns in three NFL seasons. He played sparingly for San Francisco in 2013, catching just three passes in regular season play. Baldwin turns 25 on Sunday.

Baldwin will vie for a reserve role in Detroit, which has Kris Durham, Ryan Broyles, Kevin Ogletree, T.J. Jones and Jeremy Ross as other options behind top WR targets Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate.

33 responses to “Report: Lions awarded Jon Baldwin on waivers

  1. I can’t wait to see the Lions secondary get roasted this year.

    With Teddy Bridgewater throwing bullets past the young, incompetent Lions DB’s.

    Cordarrelle Patterson could beat them 4 on 1.

    The Minnesota Vikings are taking the divison this year.

  2. “Awarded” is obviously being used loosely here. What Jon Baldwin could never understand is that you first need to accomplish something meaningful in the NFL and then and only then could you act like a diva. Get ready for Titus Young 2.0, Lions fans.

  3. I don’t understand the hate for Kris Durham. I think he is a decent #3.

    Jon Baldwin is a head case. We just got rid of one head case (Gym Shorts). Why go get another?

    Freaking Lions…

  4. The whole Titus Young thing clearly hasn’t scared the Lions off from talented WRs with issues. Part of me wants to prop them for picking up a big, talented player on the cheap and the other part of me wonders if they will ever learn.

  5. Seems like a good landing spot for him. Nothing against Detroit, but behind Tate and Johnson they don’t have much. He may be nearing the end of his run though if he can’t make it in Detroit.

  6. As a niner fan, this guy was terrible. The only thing he contributed to was taking a roster spot. He was the first guy cut, and couldn’t beat out undrafted guys

  7. The Lions have nothing to lose with this pick up, if he contributes: great, if not: bye bye.

  8. The Lions just signed the death warrant for Ryan Broyles’ .

    Freakin’ Lions…

  9. The Lions just signed the death warrant for Ryan Broyles’ (insert appendage here).

    Freakin’ Lions…

  10. Either he straightens up real quick and works his — off (Unlikely) or he serves as an example of what Caldwell does with talented head cases (are you watching Nick Fairley?) Either way its good for the Lions. No risk to bring him in, no reason to keep him if he doesn’t work.

  11. .
    At 6’4″ and 220 lbs, he’s built like Megatron. It’s easy to see why teams are enamored with him.
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  12. My SF fan buddy tells me Balwin isn’t fast enough to go deep, his route running and hands aren’t good enough to do anything else…but he’s tall….Camp body. I would think Mayhew has learned his lesson about locker room cancers by now..

  13. Some guys are athletic and built LIKE a star receiver but forever reason high receiver draft picks like Baldwin can’t preform being a NFL receiver. Its a mental game as well. His chances will run eventually if he cant produce soon.

  14. The Lions didn’t make this move because they think Baldwin is a great receiver. They made it because they think he’s better than their worse receiver. It’s a waiver claim. Geez.

  15. Bill Belichick once told his protege Thomas Dimitroff not to trade up for Julio Jones – he could stay with his late 1st round pick, take Jon Baldwin and keep his other picks…..

    Belichick is a great coach, but it’s a good thing he has a talent for accumulating extra draft picks – he makes as many personnel mistakes as most of his contemporaries.

  16. He doesn’t run routes well, Stafford doesn’t throw routes well… This could actually work out!

    But seriously, million dollar talent with a ten cent brain on Baldwin. Guy needs to learn how to run routes in the NFL. Maybe having someone like Calvin around him will help him. His previous mentor receivers were Dwayne Bowe and Crabtree….

  17. In three receiver sets, I could see him getting wide open with Tate and Megatron getting all the attention of the DB’s. Too bad he can’t catch.

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