Breshad Perriman was released by the Detroit Lions just five months after signing him as a veteran wide receiver. This according to a source who spoke to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Perriman signed a $3 million, one-year deal with Detroit in March. He was expected to join Tyrell Williams as a team to stabilize the Lions receiving corps.
Perriman was unable to perform well in training camp and preseason and found himself in position battle with Geronimo Alison, Tom Kennedy, and Victor Bolden in recent weeks.
Perriman also suffered a hip injury in the summer. Lions coach Dan Campbell said Perriman's roster spot could be at risk last week, when he stated to reporters that "there just hasn’t been enough out here" from the six year veteran.
Perriman is now out of the roster. The Lions' receivers will be Williams, Quintez Cephus, and rookie Amon Ra St. Brown. Allison, Kennedy Bolden, Kalif Raymond will compete for the remaining roster spots.
Perriman, 27 years old, was a part of 12 games last season for the New York Jets. He had 30 receptions for 505 yard and three touchdowns. He is the son of former Lions star receiver Brett Perriman, and was a former first-round draft selection of the Ravens. He has also played for Baltimore and Tampa Bay.