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Jesse James released by the Detroit Lions

by Matthew MacKay | Bears Correspondent | Thu, Mar 11th 10:01pm EST

Detroit Lions TE Jesse James has been released by the team, per ESPN's Adam Schefter. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact:

James spent two years playing in Detroit but was overshadowed by second-year tight end T.J. Hockenson in 2020, seeing just 22 targets and hauling in 14 receptions for 129 yards and two touchdowns across their 16 game schedule. The sixth-year tight end showed his ability to operate as the TE1 during his four seasons in Pittsburgh and will join free agency looking for an opportunity to recapture a higher usage role in the passing game. James joins the many other players finding themselves looking for a home in 2021 due to the league's reduced salary cap.

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