The Lions elected not to tender Meder a contract Wednesday, making him an unrestricted free agent, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports. The 28-year-old appeared in just one game for the Lions in 2019, logging 13 total snaps. Meder is now free to sign with any team.
Meder was waived by the Browns on Sunday, Pat McManamon of ESPN reports. Meder's dismissal comes as a surprise, considering the defensive tackle was thought to be in the mix for a starting job. The Ashland product doesn't figure to last long on the free-agent market.
Meder re-signed with Cleveland on Thursday. Meder played in the first ten games of Cleveland's 2017 season, recording 178 snaps and 13 tackles before landing on injured reserve due to a high-ankle sprain. If healthy, the 27-year-old rotational run-stopper should play another limited role in the Browns' 2018 campaign.
The Browns placed Meder (ankle) on injured reserve Tuesday. The high-ankle sprain Meder suffered in Sunday's loss to the Jaguars was likely to keep him sidelined for at least one game, so the Browns decided to shut down the reserve lineman for good in order to free up a roster spot for a healthy player. Meder finishes the 2017 campaign with 13 tackles across 10 games.
Meder (ankle) won't return to Sunday's game against the Jaguars, Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reports. The out designation could signal a long-term injury for Meder, and he'll have one week to recover before Week 12's matchup with the Bengals. Expect more updates on this injury when the Browns resume practice on Wednesday. Larry Ogunjobi will fill in for the time being.
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