Lions cut Da’Shawn Hand

NFL: NOV 21 Lions at Browns
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Lions defensive lineman Da'shawn Hand will get a chance to finish this season elsewhere.

Hand is being released off injured reserve today, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network.

That means any team can claim him right now, although it’s unlikely that anyone will. More likely, he’ll clear waivers and become a free agent, and at that point he’ll wait until his groin injury is fully healed and try to catch on with a playoff team.

Hand, who was in the final year of his contract with the Lions, got an injury settlement, which likely benefits the Lions by keeping them from having to pay the full remainder of his salary, and also benefits Hand by giving him the freedom to play on a playoff team, if one wants to sign him.

6 responses to “Lions cut Da’Shawn Hand

  1. Talent and great ability, but not availability. Unfortunate that he wasn’t able to do more. I hope his health can be stable and he has a long and productive career at the next stop.

  2. ee00ee says:
    November 30, 2021 at 2:06 pm
    Talent and great ability, but not availability. Unfortunate that he wasn’t able to do more. I hope his health can be stable and he has a long and productive career at the next stop.
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    He was a back up in the Lions last season. Great talent! Right?

  3. Hand was superb as a rookie and it’s a shame he can’t seem to get healthy. Could be a solid contributor for any team if he could shake the injury bug.

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