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The Detroit Lions made a move Wednesday - two days before training camp officially begins - to try to find a bigger, experienced receiver to play on the outside opposite Calvin Johnson.
The club confirmed that an agreement has been reached on a one-year contract with 6-foot-4, 225-pound Chaz Schilens, who had 28 receptions for 289 yards and two touchdowns last season with the New York Jets.
Schilens, 27, was a seventh-round draft pick by the Oakland Raiders in 2008 out of San Diego State. He made 72 catches for 902 yards and seven TDs in his first four NFL seasons with the Raiders.
The Lions' top three receivers are set with the 6-5, 236-pound Johnson, 6-foot, 198-pound Nate Burleson and 5-10, 188-pound Ryan Broyles. Burleson (broken leg) and Broyles (knee surgery) are coming off season-ending injuries, but are expected to be close to full strength with camp beginning Friday.
Schilens will compete for the No. 4 job along with 6-2, 196-pound Corey Fuller (sixth-round draft pi...
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According to Tim Twentyman of DetroitLions.com, the Lions have signed free agent wide receiver Chaz Schillens to a one-year deal. The #Lions have signed free-agent WR Chaz Schilens. He caught 28 passes for 289 yards and two scored last season for New York Jets. — Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) July 24, 2013 Schillens started his career with Oakland and played with the Jets in 2012...
The Detroit Lions have signed wide receiver Chaz Schilens, who has recently played for the New York Jets. Schilens caught two touchdowns in six starts last year and is very quick. Standing at 6-4 and 225 pounds, he will be aiming to compete for a spot on the final roster with the Lions.
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ALLEN PARK, Mich. Jim Schwartz had taken the Detroit Lions franchise from the laughingstock of the NFL 0-16 in 2008, the season before he became coach to 10 wins and the playoffs in just three years.
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And the struggles continue for offensive lineman Bill Nagy who is finding it hard to not only stay healthy, but to also keep a job in the NFL as he was now released by the Detroit Lions. Considering their need for offensive line help, this doesn’t bode well.
Nagy, who was drafted as a seventh-round pick by the Dallas Cowboys has played in only four regular season games.
Wideout Chaz Schilens signed with the Detroit Lions on Wednesday.Fantasy Spin:The oft-injured Schilens is obviously insurance just in case Nate Burleson (leg) and Ryan Broyles (knee) aren't ready to go. The team is also expected to work out Laurent Robinson.
Overall outlook : This team has a bunch of potentially impactful fantasy players. What do we care if they're undisciplined, or have a terrible defense?
Bye week : 9
Quarterback : Matthew Stafford
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Jason La Canfora reports that the Lions will also bring in free agent WRs Steve Breaston and Chaz Schilens for workouts this week.
Detroit is also expected to meet with Laurent Robinson this week as well, so this they are clearly looking for some additional help at receiver.
Breaston, 29, found some interest from the Steelers and Browns months ago, but there hasn’t been a...