The Detroit Lions are committing to parting ways with team captain linebacker Devon Kennard. He will either be released or traded.
NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reported the news via Twitter on Tuesday afternoon.
#Lions are releasing LB Devon Kennard, source says. Bit of a surprise there. Team captain coming off back-to-back seven-sack seasons. Should have interest elsewhere.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 17, 2020
Kennard is a healthy player, who started in 15 games both of the last two seasons, playing in all 16 in 2019. He collected seven sacks last year along with 58 combined tackles. He also forced one fumble and recovered two.
The linebacker will have to find a third team, as he has played for the Giants and the Lions in his career.
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