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.