If you think the Detroit Lions have issues at defensive end that must be addressed this offseason, skip past the holes at outside linebacker straight to the receivers.
Calvin Johnson is the league's best receiver no matter what Gil Brandt wants to say about Atlanta's Julio Jones. Johnson is far from a problem on that side of the ball.
The problem lies with everyone else.
- Titus Young -- recently waived by Detroit and claimed by St. Louis.
- Ryan Broyles -- recovering from his second major knee injury in two seasons.
- Nate Burleson -- recovering from the broken leg he sustained last season.
Hello, Kris Durham.
"Yeah, but we have other positions on our team that are in spots like that also," Lions coach Jim Schwartz said. "We do have a couple of good players that are going through injury rehabs right now, but from a team standpoint, you can never put too many eggs in the recovery basket. You feel good about those guys and their hard work.
"Both of those guys have overcome major injuries in their career before and gone on to be very productive. We'll certainly continue to address that position, as well as the rest of our roster as we go forward."
As if Lions general manager Martin Mayhew needed an excuse to sign another receiver.
Broyles sustained a season-ending knee injury in college, but Detroit made him a second-round selection last year. He was inactive in the season opener as his knee improved. Broyles had six receptions for 126 yards against the Houston Texans, but sustained his season-ending knee injury the following week.
Detroit Lions have holes at receiver that must be addressed this offseason
Michigan Live | Feb 11