Lions waive injured WR Denzel Mims one month after Jets trade

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The Detroit Lions have waived injured wide receiver Denzel Mims a month after he was acquired in a trade with the New York Jets, the team announced Friday.

Mims suffered an ankle injury during a recent training camp practice and then suffered a calf injury during his rehab, a source confirmed to ESPN's Rich Cimini. He will become an unrestricted free agent.

Because the trade was conditional on Mims making the Lions' 53-man roster, Detroit will get back its 2025 sixth-round pick and a 2025 seventh-round pick will return to New York.

The move freed up space for the Lions to add another receiver for depth, and they signed former Los Angeles Chargers wideout Jason Moore in a corresponding move.

Before the injuries, Mims had been impressive in camp, but the Lions' receiving corps has taken a hit lately with Amon-Ra St. Brown suffering an ankle injury and Jameson Williams being sidelined for the remainder of the preseason with a hamstring injury.

Moore, 28, has caught six passes for 104 yards in 18 career games with the Chargers over three seasons.