3 free agent wide receivers the Detroit Lions could still sign

The pickings have only gotten slimmer, but the Lions could still sign one of these three free agent wide receivers.
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To some degree, the Detroit Lions have a void at wide receiver. Maybe it's simply an experience and proven production void, and all the hope/confidence that's been conveyed about Jameson Williams, Donovan Peoples-Jones and even Antoine Green will be backed up on the field when the season starts.

The available options in free agency are naturally not robust right now, and four of the five free agent wide receivers from our list of options for the Lions on May 4 have been signed since (Allen Robinson, DJ Chark, Zay Jones and Tyler Boyd).

During his appearance on 97.1 The Ticket last week, general manager Brad Holmes did allow for the possibility of an addition at wide receiver.

"That’s not saying that we won’t add. That’s a position that, especially when you get into camp, those guys put a lot of yardage on the field,” Holmes said. “So you always gotta at some point, you need to add a guy here or there when some attrition comes.”

Via on-paper perception or in reality, even with the expressions of comfort from Holmes and assistant general manager Ray Agnew, it's hard to ignore what appears to be missing on the Lions' wide receiver depth chart.

To that end, ESPN's Aaron Schatz and The Athletic's Football Show have pointed to the Lions' biggest need being at wide receiver with the draft, etc. in the books. With few if any roster holes to highlight that way, wide receiver is an easy one. And as Mike Payton of AtoZ Sports pointed out, the lack of significant action to add a wide receiver could really hurt the Lions in the end.

Even with the proverbial "best" available options already spoken for, these three free agent wide receivers could still make sense for the Lions.

3 free agent wide receivers who still make sense for the Detroit Lions