The Detroit Lions have added another new wide receiver to the team. According to the team's official site, the Lions hosted wide receiver Jarett Dillard for a workout on Monday. It went well, because Dillard has now agreed to sign a one-year deal with the Lions.
Dillard's name may ring a bell for what he did in college at Rice. Dillard holds the NCAA record for career touchdown receptions, and he was an All-American and a Biletnikoff Award finalist as well.
In the NFL, Dillard hasn't done too much of note. He was drafted in the fifth round by the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2009, and he had only six catches for 106 yards during his rookie season. In 2010, Dillard missed the entire season due to a foot injury. Last season, he recorded 29 catches for 292 yards and one touchdown, and he also won the team's Ed Block Courage Award.
Dillard will join Maurice Stovall, who was signed last week, as one of the many players set to compete for the fifth spot at wide receiver.