5 cheap free agent wide receivers Detroit Lions could replace Josh Reynolds with

With Josh Reynolds gone now, here are five cheap free agent wide receivers the Detroit Lions could target to replace him.

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5. Allen Robinson

Robinson, now approaching 31 years old, is a hollowed out shell of what he was at his peak with the Chicago Bears and before that (pre-ACL tear) with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Last season with the Pittsburgh Steelers, he had 34 receptions for 280 yards and zero touchdowns while playing all 17 games (772 snaps). With the ability to clear the cap space they could ($10 million), he was no-brainer cut for Pittsburgh before free agency.

By all accounts, Robinson accepted his small role in the Steelers' offense last year and was a respected leader in the locker room (perhaps he should have exerted more influence on George Pickens though).

Last season was an obvious low point for Robinson, but as has been a common theme in his career the Steelers had some shoddy quarterback play. In a lesser role (in terms of snaps )on a new team, he could be more effective. In 2021 and 2022, he posted overall Pro Football Focus grades of 66.9 and 65.8 respectively. By comparison, Reynolds' overall PFF grades those seasons were 65.9 (2021) and 64.1 (2022),

Robinson is also a Detroit native, so if the Lions are an option to play an 11th NFL season it's safe to say he'd be open to it.