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Lions Rumors Link Team to Star Wide Receiver in Free Agency

Devon Platana
The latest Detroit Lions rumors link the team to a star wide receiver in free agency.
The latest Detroit Lions rumors link the team to a star wide receiver in free agency. / Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

The Detroit Lions look to continue their rebuild this offseason and one way to do that is through free agency. This year's free-agent period begins on Wednesday, March 16, and the Lions are already being linked to one of the top available wide receivers.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported Sunday that Detroit could have interest in signing former Chicago Bears WR Allen Robinson.

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A hamstring injury limited Robinson to 12 games played with the Bears in 2021. Although he tried to persevere, he finished the season with 38 receptions, 410 yards and a touchdown — his worst stat line since his rookie campaign.

Even though last season was disappointing, Robinson will still likely garner a lot of attention. After all, he had back-to-back 1,100-plus-yard seasons in 2019 and 2020, so it isn't like a bounce-back season is that improbable.

Amon-Ra St. Brown and Quintez Cephus emerged as promising wideouts last season, however, they only have 35 games of NFL experience between them. Bringing in Robinson as the No. 1 WR would take a lot of pressure off their shoulders while providing them with an accomplished veteran to learn from.

Jared Goff would also be one of the better quarterbacks that Robinson has played with in his career. Add in head coach Dan Campbell's coaching style and the 28-year-old has all the tools he needs to remind the league why he's a former Pro-Bowler.

Even if they land Robinson, the Lions are still a ways away from competing for a championship. FanDuel Sportsbook is currently giving them +12000 odds (No. 30) to win Super Bowl LVII.

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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. The views expressed in his articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.