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Detroit Lions waive former EMU Eagle Dylan Drummond

Despite gaining traction for a roster spot, the decision comes as a shock

Former Eastern Michigan University football wideout Dylan Drummond has been waived by the Detroit Lions in the team's second round of cuts. 

Drummond was considered a standout during training camp performances and pre-season games, appearing to be headed for a roster spot as he was turning heads throughout the league. The former Eagle totaled nine receptions for 87 receiving yards, averaging 9.7 yards per catch through three preseason games for Detroit. 

In Drummond's final preseason game with the Lions, he hauled in five catches for 46 yards. 

After going undrafted, Drummond signed with the Lions at the end of a stellar performance in rookie minicamp. 

Expected to clear waivers, Drummond will still have a chance to end up with the Lions as he is presumed to be a top candidate for their practice squad.

Drummond signed with the Lions in May.

An undrafted free agent, Drummond was one of 10 players invited to the Lions' camp for tryouts. Lions' coaches said at the time that Drummond's performance led to signing him to the team’s 90-man roster. 

At Eastern, Drummond played five seasons, for a total of 52 games, which ties for the fourth most in EMU football history. Drummond also sits fourth all-time in most career receptions at EMU. He grabbed 183 receptions while earning 2,028 yards, and 14 touchdowns.