Detroit Lions sign Brian Robiskie, according to report

Mitch Stringer-US PRESSWIRE

The Detroit Lions have reportedly decided to fill Nate Burleson's spot on the roster with Brian Robiskie.

The Detroit Lions have decided to fill the void created at wide receiver by Nate Burleson's season-ending leg injury by signing Brian Robiskie, according to Aaron Wilson.

Robiskie was one of the wide receivers who was in town on Tuesday to work out for the Lions. Dave Birkett reports that Legedu Naanee and Deon Butler also worked out for the Lions. On Wednesday, the team apparently elected to sign Robiskie.

Robiskie has been in the NFL since 2009, when he was picked in the second round out of Ohio State by the Cleveland Browns. He spent three seasons in Cleveland and more recently played for the Jacksonville Jaguars, although he never actually appeared in a game for the Jags. He has 39 catches, 441 yards and three touchdowns in his career.

The move to sign Robiskie is about adding depth more than anything else. The Lions will try to replace Burleson on the field with Titus Young and Ryan Broyles. While Robiskie is taking Burleson's spot on the roster, he isn't going to be counted on to be the Lions' No. 2 receiver or anything like that.

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