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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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.
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