The Lions were the only team in the NFL last season to have three different wide receivers with at least 60 receptions and 675 receiving yards. In all, Kenny Golladay, Marvin Jones Jr. and Danny Amendola combined to catch 189 passes for 2,647 yards and 21 touchdowns. After re-signing Amendola in free agency this offseason, the Lions return their talented trio in 2020.
They join tight ends T.J. Hockenson and Jesse James to form the nucleus of Detroit's pass-catching unit.
The Lions produced 11 individual 100-yard receiving performances in 2019, joining the Buccaneers, Rams and Saints as the only teams to have at least 11 individual 100-yard receiving performances last season.
Detroit's been on the lookout this offseason to bolster the depth on that unit with solid fourth and fifth receiver options.
View photos of wide receiver Geronimo Allison. Photos courtesy Associated Press.
The team agreed to terms with former Green Bay wide receiver Geronimo Allison on Sunday, and also signed former Chargers wide receiver Geremy Davis.
Also returning in 2020 is last season's No. 4 receiver, Marvin Hall, and backups Travis Fulgham, Chris Lacy, Jonathan Duhart, Tom Kennedy and Victor Bolden.
Allison started six games for the Packers last season and caught a career-high 34 passes for 287 yards.
Hall recorded seven receptions for 261 yards (37.3 avg.) and one touchdown for the Lions in 2019. Six of his seven receptions went for 20-plus yards.
Davis has just five catches in five seasons, but could push for a roster spot as a special teamer.
Then there's this year's NFL Draft, which features one of the best receiver classes in draft history. NFL Network analyst Daniel Jeremiah said he has a top-three-round grade on 27 receivers in this class. I wouldn't be surprised if the Lions look to add another talented youngster to the group via the draft.
View photos of wide receiver Geremy Davis. Photos courtesy Associated Press.
Golladay, Jones and Amendola are signed only through 2020, though the team and Golladay are likely to talk about an extension at some point this offseason.
In eight games played last season, quarterback Matthew Stafford completed 187-of-291 passes (64.3 percent) for 2,499 yards with 19 touchdowns and five interceptions for a 106.0 passer rating.
He has all his top receiving weapons back, a few new faces, and more additions expected to come. The Lions look to be in a pretty good position heading into 2020 from a pass-catcher standpoint.