The Detroit Lions on Monday released wide receiver Breshad Perriman, an offseason free-agent signee, ESPN reported.
The Lions signed Perriman to a one-year, $2.5 million deal with $2 million in guaranteed money on March 18 in hopes he’d headline a young group of receivers.
Instead, he struggled in the preseason, battling through a hip injury. He had one catch for six yards in preseason game action.
Now, the Lions have a wide receiver room that includes Tyrell Williams, Quintez Cephus, rookie Amon-Ra St. Brown, Tom Kennedy, Javon McKinley and Kalif Raymond looking to solidify their spots before NFL teams make final roster cuts. The deadline to get down to the 53-player roster limit is Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET.
Lions coach Dan Campbell foreshadowed Perriman’s release last week, saying “there just hasn’t been enough out there” from him.
Perriman, 28 next month, has been well-traveled since the Baltimore Ravens selected him with the No. 26 overall pick of the 2015 NFL Draft. In 63 games (22 starts) with the Ravens, Cleveland Browns, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New York Jets, Perriman has 125 receptions for 2,066 yards and 14 touchdowns.
He appeared in 12 games last season with the Jets, catching 30 passes for 505 yards and three touchdowns.
–Field Level Media