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Lions release C.J. Wilson

SAN DIEGO, CA - OCTOBER 25:  C.J. Wilson #98 of the Oakland Raiders waits for kickoff against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium on October 25, 2015 in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) Getty Images

The changes keep coming on defense for the Lions.

The team announced Friday that they have released defensive tackle C.J. Wilson. Word came earlier this week that the Lions will also be parting ways with linebacker Stephen Tulloch and safety James Ihedigbo.

Wilson landed with the Lions last November after being waived by the Raiders and appeared in eight games with the team. He had eight tackles and a sack after recording three tackles in four appearances with Oakland. He was entering the second year of a two-year, $2.8 million deal and the Lions will save all $2.3 million he was set to count against the cap.

That money may be put toward holding onto one or both of the Lions’ original starters at defensive tackle last season. Haloti Ngata and Tyrunn Walker are both set to become free agents, which leaves Caraun Reid and Gabe Wright as the only tackles of note currently signed for the 2016 season.

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8 Responses to “Lions release C.J. Wilson”
  1. ariani1985 says: Feb 19, 2016 5:40 PM

    At this rate the lions will be down to only their chubby QB on the team.

  2. 81megatron81 says: Feb 19, 2016 7:49 PM

    Purging a roster either makes a mega contender or a mega failure. Dan Quin I hope you know what you’re doing.

  3. staff2cj says: Feb 19, 2016 8:18 PM

    Great job Quin..the guys you’ve cut so far weren’t going to make a difference…get some young hungry players on this roster

  4. mcjon22 says: Feb 19, 2016 8:50 PM

    Dude looks like an obese Jameis Winston

  5. rlpftt says: Feb 19, 2016 11:26 PM

    The Lions dump a player every 10 minutes with this massive purge.

    The Full Swing Decline couldn’t be more real!


  6. richardparker123 says: Feb 20, 2016 7:16 AM

    CJ Wilson, Flip Wilson–doesn’t matter. It’s always been and will always be–same ol’ Lions.

  7. suhmonster90 says: Feb 20, 2016 12:31 PM

    He actually wasn’t terrible in his brief stay, they could bring him back later. The other cuts were necessary

  8. nomoreseasontix says: Feb 21, 2016 9:17 PM

    “We paid him a ton of money, and he wasn’t smart enough to our the bong away”
    The guy is an idiot.
    Play out your 5 year career, then hit the bong.

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