Lions to work out WRs Breaston, Robinson, Schilens


The Detroit Lions are continuing to look for help at wide receiver.

The Lions will work out receivers Steve Breaston, Laurent Robinson and Chaz Schilens, Jason La Canfora ‏of CBS reports.

Robinson worked out for the Jets on Monday and also reportedly has drawn interest from the Patriots. A 2007 third-round pick of the Falcons, Robinson has also played for the Rams, Chargers, Cowboys and Jaguars. Robinson has shown promise at times and had a good season for the Cowboys in 2011, but his concussion history is a major red flag.

Breaston has had a quiet offseason, and there were reports in March that a knee injury was giving him problems. Last year he was a total non-factor in Kansas City, catching only seven passes, but he topped 700 receiving yards in four straight seasons from 2008 to 2011.

Schilens played for the Jets last year, catching 28 passes for 289 yards, and played four seasons for the Raiders before that.

The Lions have the best receiver in the NFL in Calvin Johnson, but they don’t have a clear-cut No. 2 receiver. The second and third receivers on their depth chart, Nate Burleson and Ryan Broyles, are both coming off season-ending injuries.

7 responses to “Lions to work out WRs Breaston, Robinson, Schilens

  1. I don’t dislike these three guys, but as a Lions fan, they are all too risky. Robinson had multiple concussions last year and is one or two big hits away from being out of football; Breaston–although he’s the most promising of the three–has a potential knee issue and is coming off a terrible season; and Schilens has been injury prone and hasn’t lived up to his potential in 5 years in the league. I say pass on all of them, OR give Breaston a minimal contract (1 year).

    I don’t see why their current receivers won’t work fine. But if they’re going to get another one, I think they should do it right by trading a future draft pick (not too high) for a quality guy. They’ve got a little extra spending money now that they’ve extended Stafford, so why not??

  2. The Lions never had Titus Young Jr under contract, as he is an infant.

    Titus “One Man Crime Spree” Young, Sr on the other hand…

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