Lions Sign WR Corey Bradford
Allen Park, Mich.- The Detroit Lions announced today that they signed WR Corey Bradford to a four-year deal. Additional contract terms were not disclosed.
Bradford joins the Lions after spending the past four seasons with Houston where he was coached by current Detroit wide receivers coach Kippy Brown. Bradford played in all 16 games (six starts) for the Texans last season and registered 34 receptions for 436 yards (12.8 avg) and five touchdowns.
In 2002, his first season with the then-expansion Houston Texans, Bradford set career-highs with 45 receptions, 697 receiving yards and six touchdown receptions while starting all 16 games in their inaugural season.
Through eight pro seasons, Bradford has garnered 201 receptions for 3,182 yards (15.8 avg) and 25 touchdowns while playing 105 games with 48 starts. He was originally drafted by Green Bay in the fifth round (150th overall) of the 1998 NFL Draft.
Bradford only played one season of college football at Jackson State after transferring from Hinds (MS) Community College where he had a track scholarship (1994-95). He played and started in all 11 games during his lone season for the Tigers and finished with 48 receptions for 937 yards (19.5 avg) and nine touchdowns - four of which were for 50 yards or more. Bradford was an All-Southwestern Conference selection and was named SWAC Newcomer of the Year as a senior in 1997.
BRADFORD'S CAREER RECEIVING STATISTICS
YearÂ TeamÂ G SÂ RecÂ YdsÂ AvgÂ LgÂ TD
1998Â GBÂ 8 0 3Â 27Â 9.0 18Â 0
1999Â GBÂ 16Â 2Â 37Â 637Â 17.2Â 74t 5
2000Â GBÂ 2Â 2Â 0 0 0.0 - 0
2001Â GBÂ 16Â 6Â 31Â 526Â 17.0 56Â 2
2002Â HouÂ 16Â 16Â 45Â 697Â 15.5Â 81Â 6
2003Â HouÂ 16Â 6Â 24Â 460Â 19.2 78tÂ 4
2004Â HouÂ 15Â 10Â 27Â 399Â 14.8 47 3
2005Â HouÂ 16Â 6Â 34Â 436Â 12.8 50Â 5
TotalsÂ Â Â 105Â 48Â 201Â 3182Â 15.8 81Â 25