Teams have been holding workouts and/or OTAs for a few weeks now, giving them a better idea of how the different pieces of their roster fit together.
Or don’t fit, in the case of defensive tackle Vaughn Martin. Tim Twentyman of the team’s website announced Monday that the Lions have released Martin, who joined the team as a free agent in March.
Martin was coming off of sports hernia surgery that led to his departure from Miami in November, a few months after the team had signed him to a two-year, $4 million contract. Martin had just one tackle in three games for the Dolphins, but was a starter in San Diego in 2011 and 2012. Another starting job might be a reach, but Martin should find work somewhere if he’s healthy enough to be on the field.
If the Lions want another veteran hand on the line, they could try to sign Derek Landri after Landri visited with the team last week. For now, they have signed defensive end/outside linebacker Kalonji Kashama and wide receiver Cody Wilson to bring their roster to 90 players.