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    Houston released

    ESPN - Lions release CB Chris Houston; signed 5-year, $25M deal with Detroit last season

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    The Detroit Lions released cornerback Chris Houston on Friday, the team announced.

    Houston struggled last year and underwent offseason surgery to fix a toe injury.

    “Chris Houston underwent a significant medical procedure this spring,” the Lions said in a statement. “Both parties felt that the best course of action at this time is to release Chris and allow him to rehabilitate his injury away from the Club.

    "The Lions appreciate Chris' contributions over the years and wish him the best in his recovery.”

    The Lions signed Houston to a five-year, $25-million deal last spring, but he stumbled in 2013. Pro Football Focus rated Houston 96th among corners last season.

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    Whoever called this is a god

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    I guess I just finally realized that rocket is the only one around here that knows anything and the rest of you guys are dicks.

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    All that talk about "dead money" and cap hits and all the reasons we CAN'T cut him... and then we did anyway

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    Wow. Figured this was a possibility but didn't think it would be this early. Hopefully Slay and Vaughn/Greenwood can step it up. Granted the shoes to fill aren't that big considering how bad he was last year. I trust that Austin can figure it out though.



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    This totally cracked me up:


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    lol.

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    Credit Jeff Risdon who writes for Bleacher Report and detroitlionsdraft.com. He's been calling that this was going to happen basically offseason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuySir View Post
    All that talk about "dead money" and cap hits and all the reasons we CAN'T cut him... and then we did anyway
    Yea to be fair to that argument it wasent to save money this year and thats what the whole argument started over.. He got cut because of the injury, Which seems weird that a toe injury is that big of a deal...

    We do save 2.2 this year because it happened after june 1st but now he counts 2.6m against the cap next year too
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    Quote Originally Posted by ****ed in DET View Post
    lol good call.. Although it was for a different reason.. You still called it lol

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    Sorta surprised. I mean...****...So...how much money do we lose doing this?


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    Now to go after Brandon Flowers... Wishful thinking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lizardking13 View Post
    Sorta surprised. I mean...****...So...how much money do we lose doing this?
    5.2m.. 2.6 this year and 2.6 next, His cap hit was 4.8 so we actually save 2.2 for this year but lose 2.6 next year.. It works that way because after june 1st all cuts are spread over a two year span

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    Quote Originally Posted by C-Wick925 View Post
    5.2m.. 2.6 this year and 2.6 next, His cap hit was 4.8 so we actually save 2.2 for this year but lose 2.6 next year.. It works that way because after june 1st all cuts are spread over a two year span
    Interesting..so why not cut him next year then?


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