Lions Release Veteran DE C.J. Wilson

The Detroit Lions released veteran DE C.J. Wilson on Friday, according to Tim Twentyman.

Wilson, 28, two-year, $2.8 million deal and was set to make a base salary of $1.8 million for the 2016 season. According to, releasing Wilson will free up $2.3 million in available cap space while creating no dead money.

Last year, Wilson was among the Raiders final roster cuts at the start of the season, but later returned to the team on a two-year deal.

A few months later, Oakland cut Wilson again, but this time, he was claimed off of waivers by the Lions.

In 2015, Wilson has appeared in 12 games and recorded 12 11 tackles and sack between the Raiders and Lions.

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