Lions sign free-agent WR Bryant Johnson to three-year deal

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- The Detroit Lions signed free-agent wide receiver Bryant Johnson to a three-year contract Monday, adding the former first-round draft pick to complement rising star Calvin Johnson.

2008 Statistics
Receptions: 45

Yards: 546

Touchdowns: 3

Financial terms of the deal weren't disclosed.

Bryant Johnson had 45 receptions for 546 yards and three touchdowns last year, his only season with the San Francisco 49ers, after five seasons with the Arizona Cardinals. He has 255 receptions for 3,221 yards and 12 TDs in 93 career NFL games. Arizona drafted him out of Penn State with the 17th overall pick in the 2003 draft.

Calvin Johnson, in his second NFL season, caught 78 passes for 1,331 yards for the winless Lions in 2008.

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