Lions waive defensive tackle Khyri Thornton

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The Detroit Lions waived veteran defensive tackle Khyri Thornton on Tuesday.

Thornton had recorded just three tackles in four games since returning to the roster from suspension last month. He played 68 defensive snaps and 16 special teams snaps in his four games with Detroit this season.

Thornton appeared in 13 games while making six starts for the Lions last season. He recorded 18 tackles and a sack last season before being suspended the first six games of this year due to violations of the league’s substance-abuse policy. He appeared in 23 games for Detroit over the last three seasons.

Thornton was a third round pick of the Green Bay Packers in 2014. He never appeared in a game for the Packers after a hamstring injury landed him on injured reserve at the end of training camp. He was waived the following September, claimed by the New England Patriots and waived again a month later.

The Lions claimed him off waivers from New England and he’s spent the last three seasons with the Lions.

5 responses to “Lions waive defensive tackle Khyri Thornton

  1. so in the past week, a 2013 first round pick, a 2014 3rd pick and a 2012 second pick have been cut by their teams after Thompson made them high picks on a team that never signs free agency because they’re so good at drafting, eh?

    Their first 3 picks really bolstered the defense this year as well. Lol.

  2. so in the past week, a 2013 first round pick, a 2014 3rd pick and a 2012 second pick have been cut by their teams after Thompson made them high picks..
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    4 of 29 draft picks from 2011-2013 are contributers for the Packers.

    Those Drafts crushed this football team, as much as Rodgers injury.

  3. honestly, is there a worst drafting GM than turd Thompson?
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    I can’t answer that without knowing what role Capers plays.

    Is Capers saying I want ‘X’ type of player, then not getting it??.. or does Thompson give him freedom to scout his own guys, with Capers saying get me ‘this’ guy, only to have him to wash out like Datone, Worthy, Thornton??

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