Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Detroit Lions kicked off their last round of roster cuts by releasing Breshad Perriman on Monday morning.
Perriman, 27, signed a one-year deal with the Lions in March, hoping to walk in his father’s footsteps. His father, Brett, played six seasons in Detroit.
The Lions had high hopes for Perriman. Unfortunately, he was nursing a hip injury throughout most of training camp. So he hasn’t had the chance to make a good impression on the coaching staff.
Detroit Lions head coach Dan Campbell alluded to that several days ago. And in the same breath, he was non-committal about Perriman’s chances of making the team.
“It’s hard to say right now. There just hasn’t been enough out there, said Campbell.”
“He had the hip injury, and then he comes back. He was solid the other night for the plays that he had, but yet he had an OPI, which he knows better than.”
Campbell then doubled down on his comments.
“He didn’t need to do that. His speed and the route is enough to where he would win on that. I think he’ll be better coming off of this hip. He kind of got a game under him, but I think that room right now is still up for grabs.”
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There’s no way of knowing if Perriman heard Campbell’s comments, but it’s safe to surmise he’s heard some variation of this from the coaching staff.
And that leads into Friday night’s game vs. the Colts.
Perriman had opportunities to impress the coaching staff. He had his shot to showcase his ability heading into the last round of cuts. Unfortunately for him, he didn’t capitalize.
He received three passes thrown his way on Friday night, but he only caught one of them for six yards.
The other two? Well, those were drops.
Dan Campbell harped on them after the game. And while he didn’t mention Perriman’s name, those two were the most noteworthy of the game.
After releasing Breshad Perriman, the Lions have 26 more players to release by 4 p.m. on Tuesday.
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