There are set to be a lot of notable cuts across the NFL this week, as teams get their rosters down to 53 men prior to the start of the regular season.
The Detroit Lions had arguably the most surprising cut of the morning on Monday.
According to multiple reports, the NFC North franchise has released veteran wide receiver Breshad Perriman. The veteran wide receiver signed a one-year contract with the Lions in free agency.
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 this news.
Perriman, 27, was a first round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. He had 30 catches for 505 yards and three touchdowns last season.
The Lions’ wide receivers depth isn’t very good, either.
“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.
He must have been unbelievably bad for them to cut him with THAT group of WRs after guaranteeing him $2M this offseason.
— Ross Tucker (@RossTuckerNFL) August 30, 2021
The Lions have arguably the worst wide receivers unit in the entire league.
NFC North news: Lions cut Breshad Perriman. The worst WR room in the NFL just got…worse.
— Bryan Perez (@BryanPerezNFL) August 30, 2021
A couple of different teams are getting mentioned as potential landing spots for the wide receiver.
Tons of better landing spots than DET for Breshad Perriman. KC and NO are obvious ones. But man, failing to beat out Tyrell Williams, Kalif Raymond and Quintez Cephus is scary.
— Adam Levitan (@adamlevitan) August 30, 2021
Now, he can't make the #Lions roster.
A team should still be interested in the 6'2 burner, the former 1st round pick is only 27-years old. https://t.co/tGdmpQr3Bo
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) August 30, 2021
Perriman won’t be the only notable cut of the week, that is for sure.
The 2021 NFL regular season is set to begin on Thursday, Sept. 9, when the Buccaneers host the Cowboys in Tampa Bay.