September 23, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Steve Breaston (15) is pursued by New Orleans Saints cornerback Patrick Robinson (21) during the fourth quarter of a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Chiefs defeated the Saints 27-24 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Lions Reportedly Interested in WR Steve Breaston

The Detroit Lions have a need at wide receiver thanks to the personal implosion of Titus Young. Add in some uncertainty caused by season-ending injuries to Nate Burleson and Ryan Broyles and the Lions can’t stand pat at wide receiver heading into the 2013 season.

According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, one option could be former Michigan Wolverine Steve Breaston, who spent the last two season with the Kansas City Chiefs. The Plain Dealer also lists interest from the Browns, Steelers, Titans and Cowboys.

Breaston had a breakout season in his second year in the league with 77 catches for 1,006 yards and three touchdowns for the Arizona Cardinals. That level of production ticked down in the years that followed but remained amazingly consistent in the neighborhood of about 55 catches for 720 yards. However, he’s coming off a season in which he caught just seven passes for 74 yards.

If he is truly an option, it may be on the cheap. Breaston also brings experience in the return game, another area the Lions need help, but it has been a couple season since he was consistently used as a punt or kick returner.

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