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Lions claim WR Jon Baldwin off waivers

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The Detroit Lions have claimed wide receiver Jon Baldwin, a former first-round pick, off waivers.

Peter Aiken

A day after he was waived by the San Francisco 49ers, wide receiver Jon Baldwin was claimed by the Detroit Lions. The move was first reported by Michael Schottey, and it's unknown at this time who was released to make room for Baldwin.

Baldwin comes to Detroit after spending the last year in San Francisco. He had 3 catches for 28 yards in seven games last season as a member of the 49ers, and they decided to part ways with him on Sunday.

Baldwin was actually traded to the 49ers last August after a disappointing two seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs. They took him 26th overall in the 2011 NFL Draft, but he only had 41 catches for 579 yards and 2 touchdowns in his two years with the Chiefs. He was really the definition of a first-round bust in Kansas City.

Considering that Baldwin wasn't even able to figure things out in San Francisco, it's highly, highly unlikely he will be with the Lions for long. The last couple spots at wide receiver are currently up for grabs, but with a late start on learning the playbook and some pretty negative reviews from his first two stops in the NFL, there's no reason to expect him to even contend for a spot on the 53-man roster.

UPDATE: Dave Birkett reports that the Lions released wide receiver Reese Wiggins to make room for Baldwin.