Former First-Round Linebacker Jarrad Davis of The Detroit Lions Is Allegedly Being Released!

Jarrad Davis

The second stint of former first-round linebacker Jarrad Davis with the Detroit Lions will end before the regular season begins. According to NFL Network, the organization has decided to remove Davis in order to get down to the required 53-man roster size.

Davis, who the Lions selected in the second round (Pick #21) in 2017 before he played for the New York Jets for a single season, returned to Detroit this past year. This offseason, he signed a one-year contract to play for the organization that selected him. Moreover.

Davis’s status as a respected experienced leader within the team’s ranks ensured that he was never written off as an outside shot at making the squad. A lot of things contributed to this, including youngster Malcolm Rodriguez‘s breakout and Davis’ return to the field is met with obvious on-field troubles.

When Jarrad Davis returned to the Lions, it was for a much shorter period of time than his initial tenure. Every NFL team has until Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET to reduce their rosters from 80 to 53 players, therefore the Lions have reportedly released the former first-round choice.

After spending last year with the New York Jets, Davis re-signed with the Detroit Lions in March. For the first four years of his professional career, Davis played for the Detroit Lions after being selected 21st overall in the 2017 NFL Draft. In 2018, he had his greatest season with 100 tackles, six sacks, and a forced fumble across 16 games. Despite his 63 tackles, two sacks, and three forced fumbles in just 11 games for the Lions in 2019, they decided not to pick up his fifth-year option before the 2020 season.

Davis was a first-string player for the Lions all season long in 2019, but he will only get four starts in his final year with the team in 2020. Despite missing time with an injury, he started five of nine games for the Jets last season.

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Career

He started for the Lions in their season opener against the Cardinals and finished with nine solo tackles and the first fumble recovery of his career (committed by Arizona running back David Johnson).

Detroit won, 35-23. In the Lions’ 24-10 victory over the New York Giants the next week, he made his first career sack of Eli Manning while recording six total tackles. Unfortunately, Odell Beckham Jr.’s block of Davis into Paul Perkins, a Giants running back, caused a concussion, and he had to leave the game in the fourth quarter.

As a result of continuing concussion symptoms, he missed the next two games while in concussion protocol. Davis had nine tackles and a sack on 12/10/2017 as the Lions beat the Buccaneers 24-21. In Week 17’s 35-11 victory over the Green Bay Packers, he earned a career-high 12 combined stops, a pass deflection, and his first interception.

He picked off Brett Hundley, who was trying to find Jamaal Williams and returned the ball 12 yards before being tackled by Lance Kendricks, thereby ending the Packers’ opening drive.

In 14 games as a rookie, he started 13, with a total of 96 tackles (65 solos), 3 pass breakups, 2 sacks, an interception, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery. The Detroit Lions fired head coach Jim Caldwell after the season because the team missed the playoffs despite finishing second in the NFC North with a 9-7 record.

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