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The Lions have waived rookie defensive end Jeremiah Valoaga.

Undrafted out of UNLV, Valoaga earned a job with a strong training camp and maintained a role in the defensive line rotation much of the season, averaging 17 snaps in nine games.

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Valoaga recorded nine tackles and a sack, but became expendable when the Lions claimed Dwight Freeney off waivers on Wednesday.

A corresponding roster move wasn’t immediately announced.

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