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Lions Add WR Options To Help Stafford, Johnson

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GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 16: Wide receiver Calvin Johnson #81 of the Detroit Lions watches from the sidelines during the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on December 16, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. The Cardinals defeated the Lions 38-10. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

GLENDALE, AZ – DECEMBER 16: Wide receiver Calvin Johnson #81 of the Detroit Lions watches from the sidelines during the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on December 16, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. The Cardinals defeated the Lions 38-10. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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SCOTT HELD, Associated Press

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Calvin Johnson had an otherworldly season for the Detroit Lions, but one his counterparts on the receiving corps thinks he can be even greater — with a little help.

Fellow receiver Nate Burleson, who missed much of last season with a broken leg, said finding reliable second and third options for quarterback Matthew Stafford might mean an even better season for his All-Pro teammate.

Johnson had 122 catches for an NFL record 1,964 yards and five touchdowns last year, but showed the effects of the workload late in the season. The team will look to 11-year veteran Burleson and Ryan Broyles, who missed six games last season.

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