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Report: Lions hosting WR Corey Brown

The Lions are looking to add some wide receiver competition to their ranks.

NFL: San Diego Chargers at Carolina Panthers Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

The Detroit Lions didn’t waste any time on Friday morning to get back into the swing of things. Just minutes after it was reported that the Lions had agreed to terms with cornerback D.J. Hayden, Adam Schefter broke more news regarding the Lions:

Corey “Philly” Brown is a former Buckeye who went undrafted in 2014 and was picked up by the Carolina Panthers. In three season with the Panthers, Brown has started 22 games while pulling in 79 catches for 1019 yards and seven touchdowns.

The Lions may be trying to fill a void currently left by Anquan Boldin’s free agency and potential retirement. Detroit has no proven depth beyond their two starting receivers: Golden Tate and Marvin Jones Jr.

Brown isn’t exactly built like Boldin, however. He’s more of a speedy type at 5-foot-11, 190 pounds. In addition to adding depth to the Panthers’ receiving squad, he also occasionally returned kicks and punts in his rookie year, averaging 22.8 yards per kick return on 12 attempts and 9.6 on punts (16 attempts).