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Posted: Monday March 2, 2009 6:42PM; Updated: Monday March 2, 2009 6:42PM

Lions sign ex-49ers WR Johnson to 3-year deal

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ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) -- The Detroit Lions signed free agent receiver Bryant Johnson to a three-year contract on Monday, adding the former first-round draft pick to complement rising star Calvin Johnson.

The Lions traded receiver Roy Williams during last season and released receiver Mike Furrey last month.

Bryant Johnson had 45 receptions for 546 yards and three touchdowns last year, his only season with the San Francisco 49ers, after five seasons with the Arizona Cardinals.

He has 255 receptions for 3,221 yards and 12 TDs in 93 career games. Arizona drafted him out of Penn State with the 17th overall pick in the 2003 draft.

Calvin Johnson, in his second season, caught 78 passes for 1,331 yards for the winless Lions in 2008.

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