The NFL regular season starts next week and that means it’s time for final roster cuts throughout the league as players on the bubble are either going to survive the biggest cut of their lives or fall victim to roster shortening in the final stages of the offseason.
Final cuts is where some of the more well known names in football are let go, and one of those casualties of the cut is Detroit Lions running back Mikel Leshoure. According to Lions beat writer Dave Birkett, Detroit is letting their former starting running back go after just a handful of seasons with the team.
The Lions have informed RB Mikel Leshoure he’s being waived.
— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) August 30, 2014
This is rather significant in that Leshoure is a former second round pick from 2011 and he’s already out of a job in Detroit. He was replaced as a potential starter last year by Reggie Bush and then again in the Lions backfield tandem by Joique Bell. The player who benefits most from this is Theo Riddick, who is now in line to get production that Leshoure may have gotten which while it’s not much it’s still more than he would have gotten if Leshoure were still around.
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