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Lions bringing in Philly Brown for a visit

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Could we have Motown Philly back again?

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that wide receiver Philly Brown will be visiting the Lions on Friday. Brown was not tendered by the Panthers as a restricted free agent, leaving him free to sign with any team without giving Carolina a chance to match.

Brown started eight games for the Panthers last season and caught 27 passes for 276 yards and a touchdown. He had career highs in catches, receiving yards and touchdowns while Carolina went 15-1 on their way to Super Bowl 50 in 2015 and returned a punt for a touchdown during his rookie season.

Anquan Boldin and Andre Roberts are both free agents, which leaves the Lions with Golden Tate, Marvin Jones and T.J. Jones still under contract from last year’s receiving corps.

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3 Responses to “Lions bringing in Philly Brown for a visit”
  1. eazeback says: Mar 10, 2017 9:25 AM

    they need a #4 WR?

  2. bringbackwayne says: Mar 10, 2017 10:34 AM

    They really need a true #1. This guy isn’t that. A true #1 would allow them to move Tate to the slot, with Jones as the other WR. Jones and Tate are good but not true #1’s, imo.

  3. supercam says: Mar 10, 2017 10:35 AM

    Philly Brown was having a very good Super Bowl until the dirtiest player in the League, Aqib Talib, decided that he wanted to tackle him by his facemask and nearly twist his head off because he was getting dusted by Brown.

    He’ll never be a #1 or #2 guy, but at a good price, he is a good solid guy to have at #3 or #4.

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