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Lions Could Say So Long to WR Bryant Johnson

The Detroit Free Press reports that Lions GM Martin Mayhew was upset by the complete lack of production his team got from the No. 3 WR spot last year. Bryant Johnson, one of the Lions’ biggest free-agent signings two years ago, caught 18 passes and lost his job midway through the season. Derrick Williams, Johnson’s replacement and a 2009 third-round pick, had three catches and finished the year on injured reserve.

“I expected that those guys would do better,” Mayhew said. “But over a period of time it becomes apparent that it’s not happening. It didn’t happen for those two guys last year. Derrick’s still a young guy. And he could still develop. Bryant’s not so young and needs to really work harder to improve his game, to be a part of our offense next year. But that’s kind of where it is with those guys. I think it impacted our entire offense not having a threat as that third receiver.”

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