The Detroit Lions have made a move to shore up their receiving core, inking five-year NFL veteran and former Green Bay Packer Geronimo Allison to a one-year deal worth $910,000. He will also receive a $137,500 signing bonus as part of his new deal.
Allison makes the move to a former NFC North rival after spending the rest of his career with the Green Bay Packers. After going undrafted out of the University of Illinois, Allison worked his way into the Packers’ receiving corps as a valuable backup.
He did, however, fail to live up to expectations after being given an increased role in the 2019 season. Despite moving up in the team’s depth chart, Allison caught only 34 passes for 287 yards and two touchdowns last season, never establishing a rhythm with quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
The Florida native caught a total of 89 passes for 1,045 yards and 6 touchdowns during his four-year tenure in Green Bay.
Now, Allison will have the opportunity to try his luck with a new team and serve as a crucial member of the team’s pass-catching corps. He is expected to join Danny Amendola, Kenny Golladay, and Marvin Jones Jr. as a key member of the team’s unproven group of wideouts.