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Lions Waive WR Jon Baldwin With Failed Physical Designation

 

Update:

The Lions officially waived WR Jon Baldwin with a failed physical designation just days after claiming him off of waivers from the 49ers, according to the NFL transaction release.

A report from earlier in the day mentioned that Baldwin’s waiver claim was on hold because of a knee injury.

This certainly isn’t going to help his chances of catching on with a new team before the start of the regular season.

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According to Carlos Monarrez and Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, the Lions waiver claim for WR Jon Baldwin is on hold because of a knee injury.

Baldwin took his physical for the team on Tuesday, but the Lions are still evaluating his medical situation as of now, according to HC Jim Caldwell.

“I’m not sure exactly the timetable on when we have to (make a decision is),” Caldwell said on Tuesday. “(General manager) Martin (Mayhew) and those guys stay on top of those kind of stuff, but we’re evaluating him right now.”

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The Detroit Lions have claimed former first-round pick WR Jon Baldwin off of waivers from the 49ers, according Michael Schottey.

Baldwin was traded to San Francisco in return for former Chiefs first-round pick A.J. Jenkins. However, he hasn’t been able to carve out a role in the team’s offense and was asked to take a pay cut to remain with the team.

The 49ers placed him on waivers Sunday.

Baldwin, 24, appeared in seven games last year and caught three passes for 28 yards and no touchdowns.

It will be interesting to see if he’s able to showing any during the preseason, but it’s really hard to expect much from him at this point.