Lions assistant GM Ray Agnew backs up Brad Holmes on wide receiver depth

Lions assistant GM Ray Agnew also feels good about the team's wide receiver depth.
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On Thursday, during an appearance on 97.1 The Ticket, Detroit Lions general manager Brad Holmes professed confidence in the team's wide receiver depth despite the loss of Josh Reynolds in free agency.

The Lions did not draft a wide receiver, and the two UDFA wide receivers that were signed (Isaiah Williams, Jalon Calhoun) profile as slot receivers.

"We feel good about the group that we have,” Holmes said. "We have Jameson Williams, that’s been coming on very, very strong,” Holmes said. “We have high hopes for him. We like where he’s at, at this point. We know that he’s going to continue to get better.”

Holmes also praised Donovan Peoples-Jones and Antoine Green, but he did allow for the idea an addition is never too far off the radar.

"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.”

Lions assistant GM Ray Agnew also confident in current wide receiver room

Lions assistant general manager Ray Agnew opened rookie minicamp on Friday with a press conference. In regards to wide receivers, he talked about undrafted rookie Isaiah Williams (h/t to

"He's a playmaker," Agnew said. "With the ball in his hands, a playmaker. He was a quarterback in little league but he became a receiver. I think he'll have a great chance (to make the team), he'll compete. Obviously, slot receiver is pretty much sewed up for us, but he'll compete to get a spot. He can return, he can do a lot of things."

Agnew noted the Lions are "pretty well stocked" at wide receiver, so Williams is hardly assured of a roster spot despite the notable guaranteed money he was given.

It's easy to clamor for the Lions to add a veteran wide receiver, even as the pickings are automatically slim right now. It's not surprising that Agnew and Holmes are pretty much aligned on the current state of that depth chart, for better or if it winds up being worse.


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