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Kris Durham released by Detroit Lions

The Detroit Lions cut their second-most productive wide receiver from last season. The team announced that it has released wide receiver Kris Durham.

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NFL teams trimmed their rosters to 53 players on Saturday. Around The NFL reports on each team's moves. **READ**

Among Lions wide receivers, Durham finished second to Calvin Johnson with 490 yards on 38 receptions in 2013. Although he offers boundary receiver size at 6-foot-6 and 215 pounds, Durham's 46.3 percent catch rate and 8.2 percent drop rate were among the worst in the league.

A former college teammate of Matthew Stafford, Durham ended up with a prominent role due to injuries to Nate Burleson and Ryan Broyles.

With Golden Tate upgrading the No. 2 role, Broyles healthy again and rookie tight end Eric Ebron adding a playmaking dimension at tight end, Durham was no longer needed as an insurance policy.

You can track all the cuts as NFL teams reduce their rosters to 53 right here.

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