Detroit Lions start roster cuts with waiving of WR Chris Lacy

Chris Lacy, Detroit Lions (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
Chris Lacy, Detroit Lions (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images) /

Each NFL team has to get down to a 53-man roster by Week 1. The Detroit Lions have already started working towards that by cutting WR Chris Lacy.

Cutting players can be a difficult task at times. There are lots of players who sit around the same skill level, and it’s hard to separate them in that regard. With how crowded the Detroit Lions WR corps was coming in, it’s no surprise to see the first cut be from that group.

Chris Lacy is going into his 3rd year in the NFL. In his previous two years, he’s put up three receptions for 60 total yards in eight total appearances for Detroit. All of his receptions and yards came last season.

Obviously, this isn’t a big loss for the Detroit Lions whatsoever. Lacy wasn’t apart of the offense to begin with, and he definitely isn’t going to be apart of it now. It’s a tough blow to a young kid like him, but sadly that’s just the way the NFL is.

With Lacy gone, that leaves six guys eligible for a roster spot at WR: Kenny Golladay, Marvin Jones, Quintez Cephus, Danny Amendola, Marvin Hall, and recent position switchee, Jamal Agnew. At this point, this will probably be the WR lineup Detroit rolls with for 2020.

Five of those guys have proven they can bring some sort of value to the team, with Cephus being the late-round draftee. One can only imagine the dilemma Detroit would have if newly acquired WR Geronimo Allison didn’t opt out for the 2020 season.

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The Detroit Lions entered this week with 80 players. They released WR Geremy Davis earlier this week, meaning that now they’re down to 78 players after the waving of Lacy. It’ll be interesting to see how this Detroit Lions roster shapes up as teams have until 4 p.m. ET today to declare their 53-man roster.