Lions waive CB AJ Parker

In a bit of an unexpected move, the Detroit Lions waived cornerback AJ Parker on Friday.

It’s the second time the Lions have parted ways with Parker this season. The second-year slot CB was previously waived at the end of the preseason and returned to Detroit’s practice squad.

The Lions re-signed Parker to the active roster after injuries to others, and No. 41 played over 100 defensive snaps in three games between Weeks 5-8. The return of Jerry Jacobs and a healthy Mike Hughes made Parker expendable.

The move opens up a roster spot. Expect the Lions to fill that on Saturday with either a wide receiver or a tight end.

Story originally appeared on Lions Wire