The Lions are now rearranging their roster to reduce it to 53 players, much like the rest of the NFL. Jarrad Davis’ second spell with the Lions is finished as a result. According to NFL Network Insider on Monday, the team will also cut rookie wide receiver/kick returner Kalil Pimpleton in addition to the linebacker.
The 2017 draft’s 21st overall pick, Davis played in 14 games as a rookie but never quite lived up to the high standards set for him. He spent four seasons with the Lions before moving to New York, where he played for the Jets for just one season before making his way back to Detroit this summer.
The get-together made sense. Even though Davis hadn’t played under coach Dan Campbell, Detroit, a club still trying to climb out of the bottom third of the NFL, could use some experienced depth players. Instead, Davis was unable to stick, continuing to play a significant role in Detroit’s Week 2 preseason victory against Indianapolis while playing on a defense that was littered with aspirants who were not certain to make the final squad.