According to a report from NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Detroit Lions have released their 2019 sixth-round pick Travis Fulgham (per his agent).
The move comes at a somewhat odd time. The Lions’ roster was 87 players prior to the move, and Detroit doesn’t have to get to 80 players until they congregate for fully-padded practices on August 16. However, the earlier release give Fulgham a chance to catch on with another team before practices truly begin.
Fulgham was a long shot to make the Lions’ roster this year after the team drafted Quintez Cephus in the fifth-round of the 2020 draft and added both Geremy Davis and Victor Bolden to the room in free agency. With Geronimo Allison opting out earlier in the week, it looked like Fulgham may have had a better chance to make the roster or at least the practice squad, but Detroit, instead, chose to move on.
Fulgham will be subject to the waiver wire. At 6-foot-2 and just 24 years old, Fulgham still could have potential for a team looking to develop some young talent. With the Lions last year, he made just three game appearances and did not log a reception.