As reported by Rand Getlin, the Detroit Lions have made their next roster decision and have released former Dolphins third-round pick Michael Egnew.
Egnew was acquired by the Lions less than a week ago, and it’s no surprise that he was not able to stick around. However, he is practice squad eligible, so if the Lions decide they want to keep another young tight end with upside, then there’s always that option.
With the Dolphins, Egnew struggled with drops throughout his career and was a popular target of criticism from their coaching staff on HBO’s Hard Knocks.
The Lions have just 10 more cuts to be made within the next two hours, and just four tight ends remaining on the roster. I’d be surprised if Jordan Thompson stays with the team, as it’s improbable that they keep four tight ends.