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Lions to release former top-10 pick Eric Ebron

Lions to release former top-10 pick Eric Ebron

In the last several days, the Detroit Lions have been edging toward moving on from veteran tight end Eric Ebron with the conversation centered on finding a suitable trade for him. The Detroit Free Press reports the Lions tried to trade Ebron before making the move, but ultimately released him and saved $8.25 million in the process. He'll hit the open market coming off a strong run to close out 2017, though even the hot streak wasn't enough to make his year-long stat line look good. However, Adam Schefter of ESPN is reporting that the Lions have finally made a decision to part ways with the 24-year-old on Wednesday afternoon.

Taylor Lewan, Odell Beckham, Aaron Donald, Kyle Fuller, Ryan Shazier, Zack Martin and C.J. Mosley went with those seven picks. Ebron, Tyler Eifert and Austin Seferian-Jenkins appear to be the top fall-back options for teams that missed out on Jimmy Graham (Packers) and Trey Burton (Bears). He had an 8.3 percent drop rate and only one touchdown.

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Ebron finished last season with 53 receptions for 574 yards and four touchdowns. With Darren Fells leaving town on a three-year, $12 million dollar deal from Cleveland, Detroit only has one player at the tight end position now on the roster who actually played last season, Michael Roberts.


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