Aug 22, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions wide receiver Kris Durham (18) during the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Detroit Lions cut QB’s buddy, WR Kris Durham

Being Matthew Stafford’s college roommate and being the Detroit Lions’ second-most productive receiver in 2013 wasn’t enough to keep wide receiver Kris Durham in Motown.

According to the Detroit Free Press, Durham was among several players cut Saturday as the Lions trim their roster from 75 players down to the 53-man limit by 4 p.m. Eastern time.

Durham had 38 receptions for 490 yards and two touchdowns in 16 games last season, starting 13 times, but also had some inexplicable drops.

Durham was third among Detroit wide receivers in receptions and second in yards. Calvin Johnson, of course, led the way with 84 catches for 1,492 yards. Nate Burleson had 39 receptions for 461 yards last season.

It was a breakout year for Durham, who had just 11 receptions for 155 yards and one touchdown in his first two seasons in Detroit.

He was a fourth-round pick of the Seattle Seahawks out of Georgia in 2011 and played in three games as a rookie before landing on injured reserve with a shoulder injury.

He was cut at the end of training camp in 2012 and came to the Lions as a member of the practice squad before being added to the active roster in December.

The Lions added free agent wide receiver Golden Tate—a former teammate of Durham’s in Seattle—this offseason.

Since he’s a veteran wide receiver, the Cleveland Browns speculation is likely to begin in 3 … 2 … 1 …

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