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.
The #Lions are signing FA WR Bruce Ellington, formerly of the #Texans, source said. To create space, they are waiving RB Ameer Abdullah. He’s been mostly inactive this season. DET had some trade talks before the deadline but nothing came to fruition. The next step was to move on.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 6, 2018
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.