Lions sign WR Andre Caldwell from Broncos

Josh Katzenstein
The Detroit News
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Amid several rookie additions this week, the Lions signed veteran wide receiver Andre Caldwell to a one-year deal on Tuesday, according to his agent.

Andre Caldwell

Caldwell, 31, spent the last four year with Denver after spending four years with Cincinnati, the team that drafted him in the third round 2008.

The 6-foot Caldwell contributed minimally to Denver’s offense the last two years, totaling just 15 catches, but he returned some kicks for the Broncos and should provide some competition for Ameer Abdullah and TJ Jones at that spot for the Lions.

The Lions also waived tight end Jordan Thompson after a failed physical. An undrafted free agent in 2014, Thompson appeared in two games as a rookie and spent all of 2015 on injured reserve (knee).

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