The Detroit Lions have until 4 p.m. ET on Saturday to cut down their 80-man roster to the required 53-man limit. However, according to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, the Lions are getting a head start on Tuesday morning. Per Birkett, the Lions will be waiving wide receiver Geremy Davis—and it sounds like more cuts may be coming.
Davis signed with the Lions back in March after a four-year stint with the Chargers. A former sixth-round pick, Davis brought some size (6-foot-3) and experience to a Lions’ depth chart that was lacking both.
However, making Detroit’s final roster was always going to be a steep climb for Davis, especially after the team drafted physical receiver Quintez Cephus a month after signing Davis. With the Lions returning four significant contributors from last season—Marvin Jones Jr., Kenny Golladay, Danny Amendola and Marvin Hall—there just wasn’t much room on this roster for Davis.
With two weeks left until the regular season, there is still a chance Davis connects with another team.
The Lions have yet to make this move official. UPDATE: Lions head coach Matt Patricia confirmed the roster move during his Tuesday morning press conference.