The Lions worked out free-agent wide receivers Anthony Armstrong, Charles Hawkins and Lavelle Hawkins on Tuesday, a league source told PFT. All three players were let go late in the preseason.
Anthony Armstrong and LaVelle Hawkins each have NFL regular-season experience. Armstrong, 30, was most recently with the Cowboys. His best season came in 2010, when he caught 44 passes for 871 yards and three touchdowns for Washington.
Lavelle Hawkins, 27, was released by the 49ers in August. He also had a stint with the Patriots earlier in the offseason. He caught 71 passes for 771 yards and a touchdowns for Tennessee from 2008 through 2012.
Charles Hawkins, a 23-year-old rookie from Southern University, had a three-month stint with the Cardinals leading up to the 2013 regular season.
Free-agent quarterback John Parker Wilson also took part in the workout on Tuesday.
Lions starting wide receiver Nate Burleson suffered a broken arm in an auto accident early Tuesday morning, thinning the club’s depth at the position.