The Detroit Lions didn’t add a receiver in the draft, but the franchise has brought in another veteran to compete for a job.
The team signed Andre Caldwell to a one-year deal Wednesday, according to a league source. The 31-year-old was drafted by Cincinnati in the third round of the 2008 draft and played four seasons with the Bengals followed by four seasons with Denver, where he won a Super Bowl last year.
He’s played in 105 games, making 156 catches for 1,509 yards and 11 touchdowns. The 6-foot receiver has seen minimal production the past two seasons, managing 15 catches for 119 yards and two touchdowns combined in 2014 and 2015.
His best season as a pro came in 2009, when he had 51 catches for 432 yards and three touchdowns.
It’s not clear what his role will be with Detroit, if any. The Lions have their top two receivers -- Marvin Jones and Golden Tate -- set. The third receiver will likely be Jeremy Kerley and the No. 4 spot, as of now, appears to be leaning toward TJ Jones.
It’s possible Caldwell could push Jones or Kerley for a roster spot or win a fifth receiver spot, if the Lions kept five receivers. He would be competing with Corey Fuller and some undrafted free agents for the role.