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Lions add WR options to help QB Stafford, star Calvin Johnson

Calvin Johnson had an otherworldly season for the Detroit Lions. One of his fellow receivers thinks he can be even better with a little help.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."He needs guys that can take the pressure off him," Burleson said Tuesday. "That could help his season and definitely help his health."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, to help out Johnson.Burleson, who's starting his third season in Detroit, had 27 catches for 240 yards and two touchdowns before being injured in a Week 7 loss at Chicago. The erratic behavior of Titus Young helped the Lions decide to bring Burleson back at the end of the year.B...

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