The Detroit Lions have reportedly cut a notable wide receiver heading into the start of the 2021 regular season.
According to a report from ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter, the NFC North franchise has released wide receiver Breshad Perriman. The 27-year-old wide receiver signed with the Lions earlier this offseason.
Perriman, a first round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft out of UCF, began his career with the Baltimore Ravens. He played for the AFC North franchise for three seasons. Perriman went on to play for Washington, Cleveland, Tampa Bay and New York.
The former UCF Knights star signed a one-year contract with the Lions at the start of free agency. He’s been released prior to the start of the regular season.
First of many cuts this week is a notable one: Lions have released WR Breshad Perriman, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 30, 2021
The NFL world is pretty surprised by the news.
“He must have been unbelievably bad for them to cut him with THAT group of WRs after guaranteeing him $2M this offseason. That’s incredible,” Ross Tucker tweeted.
The Lions are scheduled to open the 2021 regular season on Sunday, Sept. 12 against the San Francisco 49ers.
Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. E.T.