The Detroit Lions released wide receiver Denzel Mims.
As a result, the New York Jets won’t receive the conditional 6th round pick from their trade with the Lions.
This offseason, the New York Jets made a trade that came about a year too late.
They sent Denzel Mims to the Detroit Lions.
The deal came after Mims had requested a trade last offseason and the Jwts refused his request.
He was then targeted 25 times over the following season.
The Jets then traded him along with a 7th round pick in exchange for a conditional 6th rounder.
That 6th rounder was only going to the Jets if the 4th-year receiver made the Lions’ 53-man roster.
Today, the Jets learned that they gave up that 7th rounder for nothing.
The Detroit Lions decided today that are going to waive Mims with an injury designation after he suffered an ankle injury in practice that led to a calf injury in rehab.
The #Lions are waiving/injured WR Denzel Mims after a practice ankle injury led to a calf injury in rehab, source said. He had impressed in camp and could be an interesting addition when healthy.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 18, 2023
Mims had reportedly been performing well in camp with the Lions before he suffered the injury.
It’s another disappointment for Mims in a career that had high expectations at the start.
After topping 1000 yards in 2 of his last 3 years at Baylor, Mims was a late 2nd round pick for the Jets.
He joined a Jets squad that didn’t have a ton of competition for him at the wide receiver position.
He had a decent start to his career, making 23 catches for 357 yards in just 9 gams as a rookie. Unfortunately, he never even reached 200 yards in a season again over the next 2 years of his career.
Despite things not working out with the Lions, Mims could still find another team hoping he’ll realize his potential whenever he recovers from his injury.
Meanwhile, the New York Jets waited too long and now officially got nothing for trading their former 2nd round receiver.