The Lions waived Lacy on Friday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports. The Lions added Quintez Cephus in the fifth round of April's draft, so Lacy had a steeper hill to climb during training camp. Lacy is considered a practice-squad candidate if he makes it through waivers.
The Lions re-signed Lacy on Wednesday, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports. Detroit waived Lacy earlier this month, but the team has since found room for him on the roster again. The 24-year-old appeared in seven games with the team in 2019, logging three catches for 60 yards.
The Lions have waived Lacy, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com reports. Lacy -- who joined the team as an undrafted free agent in 2018 -- caught three passes for 60 yards in seven games with the Lions in 2019. The 6-foot-3, 205-pounder will now look to secure a depth wideout role with another team.
Lacy caught two of seven targets for 12 yards during Sunday's 23-20 loss to the Packers. It was Lacy who ultimately led the team in targets during a game in which Kenny Golladay (concussion) hit the locker room early. While his final output was a disappointment given his usage rate, Lacy almost had a wide-open 50-plus-yard touchdown that was prevented by a Packers cornerback who had no choice but to commit pass interference. In any case, the 23-year-old will finish the 2019 campaign with three catches (10 targets) for 60 yards and no touchdowns. While Lacy is under contract with Detroit for one more season, it's possible he'll once again have to earn his spot on the depth chart next summer depending on who the Lions might add to the team's receiving corps this offseason.
Lacy was targeted once but did not record a catch during Sunday's loss to the Broncos. Lacy got another chance in the passing game during his first career start, but he was unable to make a splash play like he did last week against the Buccaneers. He'll at least have one more chance of serving as the team's No. 3 wideout during the season finale Sunday against Green Bay.
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