The Lions probably can’t wait to let go of as many veterans as possible from last year’s disaster season. To that end, the team has released defensive tackle Chartric Darby Saturday, according to Scout’s Adam Caplan.
Darby’s release opens up a starting spot for new addition Shaun Smith.
Scout’s Ed Thompson also reports that the team has cut running back Aveion Cason, who has spent time on the team’s roster from 2006-2008.
The team also cut seventh-round pick, tackle Lydon Murtha, although Murtha figures to land on the team’s practice squad.