It’s that time of year when someone’s trash is another’s fortune. Before I get canceled, I am not calling anyone trash, but as players around the league are cut as teams trim their roster of 80 to 53, there are plenty of intriguing players hitting the waiver wire.
Unfortunately, the Detroit Lions are just beginning what is considered to be another wholesale rebuild. That means plenty of players are being released around the league from contenders that are littered with talent, and general manager Brad Holmes needs to consider adding guys he feels will upgrade a few positions in Detroit.
Here are three players the Detroit Lions need to consider putting a waiver claim on.
Micah Kiser is someone the Detroit Lions need to consider adding.
Kiser is someone Brad Holmes is certainly familiar with due to his time with the Los Angeles Rams. Kiser is a 25-year old linebacker with plenty of upside but found himself buried on Los Angeles’ depth chart behind starters Kenny Young and Troy Reeder.
The Rams had decisions to make regarding their backup inside linebackers between Travin Howard, Christian Rozeboom, Ernest Jones, and Kiser. Los Angeles elected to release Roseboom and Kiser.
Kiser is a former fifth-round pick in the final year of his rookie deal that started nine games last season for the Rams. Kiser totaled 77 tackles and defended three passes. He also won defensive player of the week in week two of the regular season after making 16 tackles and forcing a fumble. Although he’s been inconsistent at times, he’s someone Detroit should consider bringing in for a look.