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Jon Baldwin claimed by Detroit Lions

The Detroit Lions have a new reclamation project at wide receiver.

The Lions claimed former No. 26 overall draft pick Jon Baldwin off waivers from the San Francisco 49ers on Monday, per Mike O'Hara of the Lions' official website and the NFL transaction wire.

Baldwin drew Vincent Jackson-like comparisons for his size and leaping ability coming out of Pitt, but he's struggled to get off the jam and separate from coverage in three NFL seasons.

Still just 25 years old, Baldwin figures to battle Ryan Broyles, Jeremy Ross, Kevin Ogletree, Kris Durham and Pat Edwards for three roster spots behind Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate.

Now that Eric Ebron has joined Brandon Pettigrew in Detroit, the Lions figure to go with "12" personnel as a base package. That will mean few snaps for the winner of the No. 3 receiver competition.

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