Detroit Lions release TE Eric Ebron after failing to find trade partner

DETROIT - Tight end Eric Ebron is being released by the Detroit Lions.

The Lions will release the former first-round pick after failing to find a trade partner.

Ebron will enter the free agent market, which opens this afternoon in the NFL. He was entering his fifth season with the Lions since being drafted in 2014.

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Ebron has had his ups and downs during his Lions career, dealing with drops and penalties, before having somewhat of a breakout finish to last season, catching 53 passes for four touchdowns in 2017.

Ebron compiled more than 2,000 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns with Detroit. 

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