Free agent wide receiver Denzel Mims is signing with the Pittsburgh Steelers practice squad on Tuesday. The 25-year-old was traded from the New York Jets to the Detroit Lions on July 20 but was released by Detroit just two months later. Given Mims' track record since being selected in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft, there's a low probability he'll make a significant impact on the struggling Steelers' offense even if he makes his way onto the active roster. He has just 42 receptions for 676 yards and zero touchdowns after three years in the NFL.
Oct 3, 2023 2:08 PM EST
The Detroit Lions waived wide receiver Denzel Mims (calf) from Injured Reserve with an injury settlement on Thursday. If Mims clears waivers, he'll become a free agent on Friday and will be free to sign with any NFL team. The Lions acquired Mims from the New York Jets in a trade before training camp, but the 25-year-old was bothered by ankle and calf injuries and ultimately wasn't able to earn a spot on Detroit's roster. Mims has been a bust since the Jets took him in the second round of the 2020 draft out of Baylor. In his three seasons in New York, he caught 42 of his 92 targets for 676 yards and no touchdowns in 30 games (15 starts). It's possible that the Jets consider reuniting with him due to a recent injury to Allen Lazard (shoulder) and the retirement of Corey Davis this week.
Aug 24, 2023 6:27 PM EST
Wide receiver Denzel Mims (ankle, calf) was reverted to the Lions' injured reserve list on Saturday. The wideout, who recently suffered ankle and calf injuries during practice, was waived by the team a few days ago but passed through waivers unclaimed. Mims was traded to Detroit after three uneventful seasons as a New York Jet, amassing 42 catches for 676 yards while failing to find the end zone in 30 games. Detroit will likely reach an injury settlement with the 25-year-old, meaning he'll be waived and become a free agent. While he'll likely find a new team, he probably won't offer much to fantasy managers in the near future.
Aug 20, 2023 11:55 AM EST
Detroit Lions wide receiver Denzel Mims has been waived by the organization on Friday. The 25-year-old was reportedly impressing early on in camp, but injuries set him back. Mims suffered an ankle injury in practice, which led to a calf injury. Mims wasn't able to stay healthy enough for the Lions to trust him with a roster spot. The former second-round pick should be able to catch on elsewhere. The expectation is that he probably won't have fantasy value anywhere, but could be a depth option for someone.
Aug 18, 2023 9:33 AM EST
Detroit Lions head coach Dan Campbell didn't exactly sound impressed when discussing wide receiver Denzel Mims. "He's in the room. Wish I could give you more," Campbell said after talking about potentially needing to add a wide receiver during training camp now that both Amon-Ra St. Brown and Jameson Williams are injured. Detroit acquired Mims from the New York Jets this offseason, and the former second-round pick in 2020 continues to struggle after posting just 42 catches for 676 yards and no touchdowns in his three years with the Jets. Even with Williams serving a six-game suspension to begin the regular season, Mims probably isn't going to have much of a role in the Lions offense, if he even makes the final roster.
Aug 17, 2023 11:22 AM EST
Mims injured his ankle during Saturday's practice, Justin Rogers of The Detroit News reports.
Aug 6, 2023 4:44 PM EST
The Lions acquired Mims from the Jets on Wednesday, Connor Hughes of SNY.tv reports.
Jul 19, 2023 6:41 PM EST
New York intends to release Mims unless the team can find a trade partner for him, Brian Costello of the New York Post reports.
Jul 19, 2023 9:18 AM EST
Mims faces an uphill battle as he tries to make the Jets' 53-man roster, Zack Rosenblatt of The Athletic reports.
Jun 22, 2023 2:06 PM EST
Mims wasn't targeted in Sunday's season finale against the Dolphins. He finishes the season with 11 catches for 186 yards on 25 targets.
Jan 11, 2023 9:56 AM EST
Mims didn't catch his only target in Sunday's 23-6 loss to Seattle.
Jan 2, 2023 12:34 PM EST
Mims (concussion) will play Sunday against the Seahawks, Zack Rosenblatt of The Athletic reports.
Dec 30, 2022 8:03 AM EST
Mims (concussion) practiced fully Thursday, Zack Rosenblatt of The Athletic reports.
Dec 29, 2022 5:25 PM EST
Mims (concussion) returned to practice Wednesday and is in the final stage of concussion protocol, the NY Daily News reports.
Dec 28, 2022 3:03 PM EST
Mims (concussion) has been ruled out for Thursday's game against the Jaguars, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.
Dec 21, 2022 2:02 PM EST
Mims (concussion) didn't participate in Tuesday's practice, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports.
Dec 20, 2022 1:26 PM EST
Mims (concussion) was listed as a non-participant on Monday's practice estimate, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.
Dec 19, 2022 4:20 PM EST
Mims (concussion) won't return to Sunday's game against the Lions.
Dec 18, 2022 11:18 AM EST
Mims is being evaluated for a concussion during Sunday's game against the Lions.
Dec 18, 2022 10:49 AM EST
Mims caught three of five targets for 35 yards in Sunday's 20-12 loss to the Bills.
Dec 11, 2022 3:38 PM EST