The Lions have cut veteran offensive lineman Leroy Harris, according to Tim Twentyman of DetroitLions.com (via Twitter). Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun first reported (via Twitter) that the team would be releasing Harris today.
After starting all but one game at left guard for the Titans in 2010 and 2011, Harris’ 2012 season was cut short by a partially torn ACL. The 29-year-old caught in last summer with Detroit, but simply acted as depth for the Lions, whose offensive line remained relatively healthy all season.
Harris had been on the Lions’ cap for about $2.06MM in 2014, and was due a roster bonus worth $100K later this month, so the move doesn’t come as a surprise. The club creates $1.95MM in ’14 cap savings by releasing Harris, who will immediately become an unrestricted free agent.