Although Detroit Lions players are essentially on vacation until late July, the team is still hard at work tinkering with the roster among other duties. On Tuesday morning, the team announced a small move, waiving offensive tackle Dominick Jackson:
The Lions waived T Dominick Jackson.— Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) June 21, 2016
Jackson was an undrafted free agent this year out of Alabama. With the Crimson Tide, Jackson had been the starting right tackle for 2015. Detroit swooped him up on June 1, just in time for the second week of organized team activities.
But Jackson never really had a chance to make the final roster. The Lions have already added Geoff Schwartz, Joe Dahl, Taylor Decker and Graham Glasgow to their offensive line unit this offseason, and Jackson would have had to blow his competition away during OTAs and minicamp to be seriously considered. That wasn't likely to happen in such a short time for an undrafted free agent.
The Lions roster is now down to 89 players, as no corresponding move was announced by the team.