Kalil Pimpleton, a Muskegon native and former Central Michigan 

star receiver featured on HBO’s “Hard Knocks,” is being released by the Detroit Lions.

The NFL Network reports that Pimpleton is among the first wave of cuts and that he should

“get some interest.” Pimpleton had an uphill battle to crack Detroit’

much-improved wide receiver room. 

And his lack of return reps through the preseason didn’t

help his chances of making the 53-man roster.

Pimpleton had three catches on five targets for 31 yards in the preseason finale

He couldn’t handle a would-be touchdown over the middle, though.

It was always going to be tough for him to make the initial roster,