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Former Chiefs Wide Receiver Will Franklin Claimed By Detroit Lions

It appears that Will Franklin's stint on the waiver wire didn't last very long.

The former Chiefs and Missouri receiver was claimed just a few days later by the Detroit Lions, who have been looking for a complement to All-World receiver Calvin Johnson.

Franklin could help Detroit get back on track. A 2008 fourth-round pick from Missouri, Franklin caught seven passes for 83 yards in his rookie campaign. Franklin, though, was deemed expendable by the new Scott Pioli-Todd Haley regime in Kansas City.

The Lions are seeking receiver depth after trading Roy Williams to Dallas last October and releasing Mike Furrey in February. Bryant Johnson, who caught 45 passes for 546 yards and three touchdowns last season in San Francisco, signed early this offseason.

If I were a Lions fan, I'd probably keep my expectations on this low, considering the absolute lack of production from Franklin last year...but still, as waiver pickups go he could end up being a pretty decent one.  He's got similar physical tools to Marvin Harrison (average size, but outstanding speed) and if he can improve his skill sets and show production on the field, there's usually a place for guys like that as number two or three receivers in the NFL.

H/T Rotoworld

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