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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4. Equanimeous St. Brown

Some Lions' fans really like the brotherly tie here, since Equanimeous is of course Amon-Ra's brother. And in terms of the body type of an "X" receiver, which the Lions could use, the former Packer and Bear fits that bill (6-foot-5, 214 pounds).

The elder St. Brown has just 63 catches for 928 yards and two touchdowns over six NFL seasons. But he has gotten good marks for his blocking, and he has averaged at least 8.5 yards per target four times in his career.

It's unclear if St. Brown wants to play with his brother, but failing other opportunities he may have no other options if the Lions have interest.

3. DJ Chark

The Lions signed Chark in 2022, with visions he would be the "X" receiver they sorely needed. It took a little longer than was ideal, due to the recurrence of a previous ankle injury that cost him six games, but late that season he delivered (20.8 yards per catch from Week 13-17, with three 90-plus yard games over that span).

Chark moved on the Carolina Panthers in 2023 free agency, and it did not go well last season (35 receptions for 525 yards, five touchdowns). Two dismal years on one-year deals fully explains why he remains available nearly three full weeks into free agency.

If nothing else, the Lions know what they're getting in Chark, he has familiarity with Jared Goff (similar to Reynolds) and it doesn't appear he left on bad terms. It would be a little weird to bring him back on another one-year deal, with a proverbial "gap year" in between, but it shouldn't be out of the question.