The Lions claimed wide receiver Jon Baldwin off of waivers from the 49ers earlier this week, but problems with his physical may stop the first-round pick from getting a chance with a third NFL team.
Baldwin took a physical on Tuesday and coach Jim Caldwell said that the condition of his knee left the team “in the process of evaluating his medical situation at this point.” Caldwell said that no final decision had been made about how to proceed.
“I’m not sure exactly the timetable on when we have to [make a decision is],” Caldwell said, via the Detroit Free Press. “[General Manager] Martin [Mayhew] and those guys stay on top of those kind of stuff, but we’re evaluating him right now.”
If the Lions decide not to move forward with Baldwin, they’ll simply go back to the group of players they have on hand fighting for spots on the depth chart behind Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate. Baldwin, on the other hand, will have to find another suitor that is satisfied that his knee is sound and that he can help the club. That may be tough for the former Chiefs first-rounder to do at this point in the summer without injuries opening up a door.