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5 Free Agent Wide Receivers the Detroit Lions Should Target

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Calvin’s decision
Calvin’s decision /

, but that’s a thought for another day.  Today, we’re going to look at the market and see if they can’t recoup some of Calvin’s production. Here are five receivers the Detroit Lions should look at in free agency.

Kamar Aiken

Looking at his base stats, you see a guy who put up less than impressive #1 receiver numbers in an offense that struggled all season long. Looking closer at those numbers, you see the kind of player Aiken can be.  After the Bye, Calvin Johnson put up 40 receptions on 71 targets for 555 yards.  Kamar Aiken after the Bye put up 50 receptions on 83 targets for 611.  What’s even more notable is that Aiken did so with no offensive threat across from him with Matt Schaub, Ryan Mallett, and Jimmy Clausen throwing to him for 6 games.

It was pretty early that the staff showed they were high on him in Baltimore, and he was a threat to their first round pick, Breshad Perriman, from the start of the season.  Kamar Aiken is a restricted free agent, meaning it will take a draft pick to pry him loose from the Baltimore Ravens.  I have no doubt Bob Quinn will pony up the pick for a player at a position of need, especially since he is familiar with Aiken from their shared time in New England back in 2012.

Next: A Miami Possession Receiver