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Lions waive running back Kerryon Johnson

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Posted at 8:51 PM, May 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-05 23:06:40-04

ALLEN PARK, Mich. — (WXYZ) -- The Detroit Lions have waived running back Kerryon Johnson. The move, first reported Wednesday, was officially announced by the team Thursday.

While appearing in all 16 games, Johnson only made two starts during the 2020 season, rushing for 181 yards and two touchdowns on 52 carries.

Detroit selected Johnson with the 43rd overall pick in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft.

In three seasons with the Lions, Johnson tallied 283 carries for 1,225 yards and eight touchdowns.