Free Press sports writer Dave Birkett interrupts Detroit Lions’ decision to swap Darius Slay to the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday March 19, 2020.
Detroit Free Press
The first wave of free agency is in the books, but the Detroit Lions have not stopped tinkering with their list.
Lions agreed on a year with the large receiver Geremy Davis on Thursday.
Davis has appeared in seven games and scored three passes for the Los Angeles Chargers last season. He has been primarily a special team player throughout his career and has spent three seasons playing for Lions special teams assistant coach Marquice Williams in Los Angeles.
FILE – On this Thursday, December 13 2018, photo of the file, the large receiver Mike Williams (81) of Los Angeles Chargers celebrates his touchdown with the large receiver Geremy Davis (11) during the second half of a football match of the NFL against the Kansas City chiefs in Kansas City, Mo. A year after being the seventh overall pick, Williams is demonstrating why it was a charger first pick. (Photo AP / Charlie Riedel, File) (Photo: The Associated Press)
Lions return their top four receivers from last season to Kenny Golladay, Marvin Jones, Danny Amendola and Marvin Hall.
All four players are in the final year of their contracts, although Golladay is online for an extension of the contract this season. They also return Travis Fulgham, a choice from last season’s sixth round, and back up Tom Kennedy, Chris Lacy, Jonathan Duhart and Victor Bolden and are expected to add a receiver to this year’s draft.
“The wide position of the receiver for me is the strongest position in this draft,” ESPN analyst Mel Kiper Jr. said in a conference call Wednesday.
Davis, 28, was chosen by UConn for the sixth round by the New York Giants in 2015. He has received five receptions for 59 yards in his career.
Together with Davis, Lions have strengthened their special off-season teams by renewing their signature Miles Killebrew and the addition of defenders Tony McRae and Jayron Kearse.
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