The Lions released center Braxston Cave and tight end Casey Pierce on Tuesday.
Cave broke into the NFL as an undrafted free agent in 2013 with the Browns. He’s spent time on the practice squads of the Lions, Redskins, Patriots and Browns. He was promoted to the active roster by the Lions last December but didn’t play in a game.
Pierce signed with the Lions after last year’s draft and spent the 2015 season on the practice squad. He played in the Senior Bowl in 2015 after a standout career at Kent State.
Similar moves are being made around the league as teams clear roster spots for draft picks and new undrafted free agent signings.