The Detroit Lions had to waive one of their quarterbacks on Monday to trim their roster to 80 players.
The Lions announced Monday afternoon that they have waived quarterback Jordan Ta’amu. Ta’amu, a former XFL star, lasted just six days on the roster. Teams will now have the opportunity to claim the 23-year-old on waivers.
Detroit’s remaining quarterback unit features Jared Goff, David Blough and Tim Boyle. Goff is locked in with the first team, following by Blough with the 2’s and Boyle with the 3’s.
Blough and Boyle were the only quarterbacks to take the field for the Lions in their preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers over the weekend.
Blough completed 12 of his 17 pass attempts for 143 yards and one touchdown. Boyle, meanwhile, had 44 yards on seven completions. Goff did not play as Detroit wants to protect his health ahead of the 2021 season.
The #Lions announced today the following roster moves:
Released – WR Darius Jennings
Waived – NT P.J. Johnson, RB Javon Leake, OLB Robert McCray, QB Jordan Ta’amu.
— Detroit Lions (@Lions) August 23, 2021
The Lions will conclude their preseason schedule this Friday, Aug. 27 against the Indianapolis Colts. It’ll be the final exhibition opportunity before the 2021 season commences.
Detroit will begin its 2021 campaign on Sept. 12 against the San Francisco 49ers. The schedule doesn’t get any easier in Weeks 2 and 3 as the Lions will have to play the Packers on Sept. 20 and Ravens on Sept. 26.
The Lions will be betting underdogs in most, if not all, games this upcoming season. Their success will largely depend on Jared Goff’s play and the offensive line’s ability to keep him off the turf.