Injured Ex-Detroit Lions wide receiver waived by Las Vegas Raiders

Detroit Lions training camp - July 30, 2019

Detroit Lions wide receiver Chris Lacy (15) catches a pass during their training camp practice at their team headquarters in Allen Park, on Tuesday, July 30, 2019. (Mike Mulholland | Mulholland |


ALLEN PARK -- Chris Lacy, a wide receiver who spent two years with the Detroit Lions, was waived by the Las Vegas Raiders ahead of roster cuts.

The Raiders announced the move with an injury designation. Lacy didn’t appear in any of the team’s three preseason games.

Lacy last appeared in regular-season action for eight games across the 2018 and 2019 seasons in Detroit. He caught three passes for 60 yards, with one kick return for 23 yards. Lacy was cut after training camp in 2020 around these parts and then spent time with the Dallas Cowboys, Chicago Bears and Raiders. The 27-year-old initially landed with the New England Patriots as an undrafted free agent out of Oklahoma State in 2018.

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Cuts have started to trickle in from around the league, with the Lions announcing their first wave of moves on Sunday. There weren’t too many surprises, with receiver Trinity Benson, defensive tackle Christian Covington, offensive tackle Germain Ifedi and running back Devine Ozigbo among those.

Detroit’s roster sits at 75 players after Sunday’s cuts, which leaves 22 more to go before the 53-man roster cut deadline of 4 p.m. Tuesday.


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