On Saturday, the Detroit Lions made another change to their defensive line. Undrafted rookie Jeremiah Valoaga was waived by the team after being a surprise inactive on Thursday. The team did not announce a corresponding move, so they currently have an open spot on the roster.
Valoaga was one of two undrafted defensive ends that made the Lions’ original roster, along with Alex Barrett. It was Valoaga, however, that earned the majority of the playing time before Barrett was cut a few weeks into the season.
Valoaga appeared in the first seven games of the Lions’ season, but only managed to make five tackles and one sack, despite playing in 151 total defensive snaps this season.
On Thursday, the Lions decided to go with recently added Kasim Edebali over Valoaga. He was made even more expendable this week when the Lions claimed Dwight Freeney off of waivers.
We’ll see what the Lions do with the extra roster sport. They could potentially re-sign Jace Billingsley, who was cut earlier in the week. The Lions only have four receivers on the roster at the moment. As for Valoaga, there’s a good chance the Lions try to bring him back on the practice squad.