Report: Detroit Lions waive running back Ameer Abdullah

OAKLAND, CA - AUGUST 10: Ameer Abdullah #21 of the Detroit Lions carries the ball against the Oakland Raiders during the first quarter of an NFL preseason football game at Oakland Alameda Coliseum on August 10, 2018 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) (Getty Images)

DETROIT – The Detroit Lions are moving on from running back Ameer Abdullah.

Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that the Lions are waiving the former starting running back to make room for newly signed wide receiver Bruce Ellington.

Abdullah is a former second round pick for the Lions back in 2015. In four seasons with Detroit, he rushed for 1,251 yards and six touchdowns.

Abdullah struggled with ball security during his Lions career, with six fumbles. He had been returning kicks but was inactive in the team's most recent game against Minnesota. 

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