ALLEN PARK — Lions’ wide receiver Patrick Edwards was waived Monday to make room on the roster to sign tight end Dorin Dickerson.
Edwards was certainly a conundrum.
The undrafted rookie, in his second season with the Lions, was targeted three times on Sunday and made zero catches. He had five catches for 46 yards in the first five games.
Edwards, who is 5-foot-9, had the speed to play on the outside. He just never seemed to live up to expectations.
He certainly had the support of his teammates. Nate Burleson would regularly talk him up. He said that he thought Edwards could become an NFL No. 2 wide receiver.
Well it won’t be with the Lions.
After signing as a rookie free agent out of Houston, he spent 2012 on the Lions’ practice squad.
He played in four of the first six games. He was inactive at Washington and Chicago.
Coach Jim Schwartz said they kept an extra wide receiver active on Sunday at Cleveland in case Calvin Johnson could not complete the game.
The Lions have been happy with veteran wide receiver Kevin Ogletree who was signed two weeks ago.
Without Edwards, the Lions have six wide receivers on the roster — Johnson, Burleson, Kris Durham, Ryan Broyles, Ogletree and Micheal Spurlock.
Dickerson had been released by the Bills in the final cuts after training camp. He was a seventh-round pick by Houston in the 2010 draft.