Dobson had been a spectator in the Lions' offense as of late. The emergence of Marvin Jones made Dobson an expendable piece.
The wideout signed with the Lions a week ago, but was let go by the team just a few days before Sunday's tilt with the Packers in order to make room for extra linebackers on the active roster. Look for him to play in a reserve role Sunday against the Bears as he competes with Andre Roberts for the No. 4 spot on the depth chart.
Dobson was released by the Lions on Saturday, James Palmer of NFL.com reports.
The Lions only had two healthy outside linebackers on their roster entering their Week 3 matchup against the Packers. So, the team promoted LB Zaviar Gooden from the practice squad in order to add depth at the position, and Dobson's roster spot was evidently needed to do so. Dobson was just signed to the team on Tuesday and thus didn't appear in a game with Detroit.
Dobson worked out for five teams since being cut by the Patriots at the end of the preseason, but he finally landed a roster spot in Detroit. The Lions were thin at wideout with both Corey Fuller (foot) on the PUP list and Ryan Spadola (pectoral) on IR. The 25-year-old Dobson gives the Lions much needed depth at wideout and could contribute on special teams as well.
A 2013 second-round selection, Dobson flashed potential as a rookie, but didn't have much of a role the past two seasons. If he does find a job this season, he'll likely have to work his way up a depth chart from the bottom.
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