|Offense||20th||83.4 (32nd)||263.2 (9th)|
|Defense||18th||113.0 (18th)||236.6 (14th)|
The Detroit Lions and Andre Caldwell agreed to a contract Wednesday, MLive.com reports.
Since receiving sporadic starts with the Bengals during a four-year stint to kick off his career, Caldwell was lightly used with the Broncos over the past four seasons, totaling 32 catches (on 70 targets) for 337 yards and five touchdowns across 54 games. He took on part-time duty as a kick returner as well, averaging 23.2 YPR on 25 attempts over the last three campaigns, but he merely hauled in his only target while returning a pair of kicks in Denver's Super Bowl victory in February. If he lands on the Lions' 53-man roster out of training camp, he'll serve as depth for a receiving corps that's attempting to weather the loss of Calvin Johnson to retirement.
Lee signed with the Detroit Lions on Monday, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
The Lions did not draft a receiver in the draft but were quick to sign Lee on Monday. The former Baylor standout has both the size and speed to find his way onto a roster, with a 33 inch arm span. He recorded 101 receptions for 1,700 yards and 15 touchdowns in three seasons at Baylor. He'll compete for a spot at the bottom of the Lions depth chart, which will need to replace the recently retired Calvin Johnson.
Addressing an obvious weakness from 2015, the
Ansah was drafted as a high-upside prospect at No. 5 overall in 2013 and has since emerged into one of the NFL's premier pass rushers. Through three seasons, he's totaled 30 sacks, including a career-best 14.5 last season, which accompanied 47 tackles and four forced fumbles. A fast-rising talent, Ansah will remain with the Lions through 2017, when his salary is expected to inflate to around $12.7 million.
The Detroit Lions selected Washington in the seventh round of the 2016 NFL Draft, 236th overall.
Washington is a question mark due to an abbreviated career and durability troubles in college, but the last thing in doubt is Washington's athleticism. He ran in the 4.4-second range at his pro day, adding a 127-inch broad jump. He's a long shot to see playing time even if he makes the team, but the possibility of Washington outplaying the likes of Stevan Ridley and George Winn shouldn't be entirely ignored.
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