|Ht / Wt:||6'1" / 203 lb.|
|Born:||November 13, 1996|
|Drafted:||2018 / Rd. 5 (162)|
Lasley signed a contract with the Lions on Tuesday, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.
Analysis: Lasley spent time with the Raiders and Ravens earlier this offseason, and will now work to carve out a depth role in Detroit. The 2018 fifth-round pick has yet to make his NFL debut, and may need to impress on special teams to make the 53-man roster.
Lasley was waived by the Raiders on Saturday, ESPN's Field Yates reports.
Analysis: Lasley has now been waived by both the Raiders and Ravens since late July, but there are still several weeks to latch on elsewhere before the regular season begins. The UCLA product racked up 69 receptions for 1,264 yards and nine touchdowns on 111 targets during his final collegiate season in 2017, but he has yet to play a single down in the NFL.
The Raiders have claimed Lasley off of waivers from the Ravens, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
Analysis: The 2018 fifth-rounder was let go by Baltimore on Wednesday, but he was quickly scooped up by the Raiders, who will give the 6-foot-1, 213-pounder a chance to stick as a depth option behind top wideouts Antonio Brown and Tyrell Williams.
Lasley was released by the Ravens on Wednesday.
Analysis: Per Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic, the somewhat surprising move comes a couple of days after Lasley was involved in a training camp fight. With that in mind, coach John Harbuagh noted that the team wouldn't cut a player for a practice fight and suggested that the coaching staff simply didn't see the 2018 fifth-rounder as a good fit for the current offense. The 6-foot-1, 213-pounder will now look to catch on elsewhere, but there is some untapped potential here. Coming out of UCLA, Lasley profiled as a smooth route runner with excellent tracking ability on deep passes.
Lasley struggled during Baltimore's mandatory minicamp, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athleticreports.
Analysis: The second-year receiver out of UCLA needs to make a strong impression this offseason after not seeing the field as a rookie. Unfortunately, Lasley is not off to a good start in that regard and the team's restocked receiver room puts him further down the depth chart. If healthy, rookies Marquise Brown and Miles Boykin figure to start alongside Willie Snead, leaving Lasley to battle for a reserve position. Beyond that trio, veterans like Seth Roberts and Michael Floyd will also have strong cases at making the 53-man roster, and fellow 2018 draft pick Jaleel Scott reportedly stood out during minicamp. As it stands, Lasley will need to step up during training camp and the preseason to keep his roster spot come September.
Coach John Harbaugh mentioned Lasley, Chris Moore and Jaleel Scott as options to replace John Brown (Bills) and Michael Crabtree (free agent), Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: A 2018 fifth-round pick, Lasley had some buzz during rookie minicamp and the early stages of training camp, but he caught just six of 16 targets for 56 yards during the preseason and then spent the entire regular season as a healthy scratch on the 53-man roster. The Ravens figure to draft at least one wide receiver and still have time to sign a veteran, but their offseason moves so far hint at a degree of confidence in the young players on the team. While he failed to impress at the 2018 combine, Lasley caught 69 passes for 1,264 yards and nine touchdowns in just nine games during his final season at UCLA. He should enter the offseason program with a realistic chance to compete for a starting job.
Lasley was not active for any games during the 2018 season.
Analysis: The rookie out of UCLA managed to crack the 53-man roster but spent the entire season as an inactive. He'll now get a full offseason under his belt to continue to learn the offense and with John Brown slated to enter free agency, there's a possibility of an expanded role for Lasley in 2019.
Lasley (hamstring) doesn't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Steelers.
Analysis: Lasley popped up on the Ravens' injury report Thursday, when a hamstring issue limited his involvement in practice. Whatever the rookie was able to do in Friday's session was apparently enough for him to avoid a questionable status heading into the weekend. Lasley hasn't been active at any point this season and that seems unlikely to change Sunday with all four of the receivers above him on the depth chart currently healthy.
Lasley (hamstring) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Lasley was a surprise addition to Baltimore's injury report after practicing without issue to begin the week. The rookie fifth-round pick appears to be nursing a hamstring injury of undisclosed severity, and his participation in the final practice of Week 9 should illuminate his chances of suiting up against the Steelers on Sunday. If Lasley is unable to go, Cyrus Jones will slot in as the Ravens' top return option.
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