The Lions have some cap issues to sort out before the start of free agency and they continued the process on Monday by parting ways with offensive lineman Leroy Harris.
Harris signed with Detroit last June after spending six years with the Titans, but played in just one game for the team and only saw action on special teams. Harris, who tore his ACL in 2012, started 42 games in Tennessee.
Harris was set to cost nearly $2 million for the 2014 season, which is more than the Lions are set to pay starting center Dominic Raiola. For a team that needs to find money everywhere, that wasn’t going to work. His departure leaves the team in need of depth on the interior of the offensive line, but that was a need anyway with Raiola approaching the end of the line.
Harris joins wide receiver Nate Burleson and safety Louis Delmas as veterans jettisoned by the Lions as they prepare for the start of free agency.