Brad Holmes: Kerryon Johnson’s status with Lions is not resolved

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Lions General Manager Brad Holmes says the status of running back Kerryon Johnson has not been determined.

Despite a report that Johnson will be released, Holmes said this morning on PFT Live that Johnson’s status isn’t certain.

Holmes described the situation with Johnson as “a work in progress.”

Even if the Lions have decided that Johnson won’t be on the roster this year, it may be worth trying to trade him, rather than release him. Johnson is just 23 years old and has shown enough flashes of talent that some team may be willing to trade a late-round pick for him.

Johnson is heading into the final year of his rookie contract and has a salary of $1.37 million this season.

19 responses to “Brad Holmes: Kerryon Johnson’s status with Lions is not resolved

  1. Cat is already out of the bag lmao… Only teams that will actually trade are the ones who fear he’ll get claimed… Yet another Lions blunder.

  2. How many times over the past year have we heard “player x is going to be cut” and the team then says, “no, no, no, we are looking to trade him.” Two days later they cut the dude as not trade materializes.

    This type of news always comes from cellar dwellar teams; never the good ones.

    The first rule of fight club is YOU. DO. NOT. TALK. ABOUT. FIGHT. CLUB! Coaches need to stop talking to reporters about upcoming personnel moves.

  3. lifeistoughtrustmeimadolphinsfan says:
    May 6, 2021 at 8:59 am
    I can see the Dolphins trading a 7th for him.

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    are the dolphins not sold on myles gaskin? I thought he did pretty well for them last year

  4. He’s not interested in biting any kneecaps, so he didn’t fit the culture in Detroit.

  5. Kerryon is worth more than a 7th rounder, but like previously noted…the rookie GM from a doormat (my detroit lions) screwed up so hopefully they can get a 7th rounder. Kerryon started when healthy. He was probably our best back since James Stewart (the back after barry sanders) 20 years ago. Which only means he is worth better than a 7th. Damn it, why do the Lions always do this?!

  6. Second round picks are likely the most valuable of all. The reason being that you often get first round talent at reduced cost. The Lions have been brutal in the 2nd round for at least a decade. This has highly contributed to the mess here. Hopefully Holmes changes that.

    Johnson is a talented, high character guy, but had knee problems going back to Auburn.

  7. Holmes did not put out word he was being released people.. probably the agent leaked that they were moving on but it wasn’t coming from the Gm..

  8. Couldn’t be handled any other way and they weren’t going to get anything better. If they get anything I’d be surprised.

  9. ariani1895 says:
    May 6, 2021 at 8:49 am
    Cat is already out of the bag lmao… Only teams that will actually trade are the ones who fear he’ll get claimed… Yet another Lions blunder.

    Another frustrated Packers fan taking his frustrations out on The Detroit Lions! Too bad and so sad that your team is going back to the 70s!!

    ROAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #ONEPRIDE

  10. ariani1895 says:

    May 6, 2021 at 8:49 am

    Cat is already out of the bag lmao… Only teams that will actually trade are the ones who fear he’ll get claimed… Yet another Lions blunder.
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    every team who trades for a player before they would hit waivers or free agency do it for the fear someone else will get the player…Yet another ariani1895 common sense comprehension blunder.

  11. IIRC the Raiders did the same with 2 OL guys and got people to trade with them.

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