Bynes, 27, wound up signing on with the Ravens as an undrafted free agent out of Auburn back in 2011. He spent just over three years in Baltimore before he was waived and later signed to the Lions’ practice squad at the start of the 2014 season.
Detroit later signed Bynes to a two-year, $1.81 million contract last year. However, he was waived with an injury designation during the preseason and later reverted to their injured reserve list. The Lions elected to release him from injured reserve with an injury settlement a week into the regular season.
In 2015, Bynes appeared in all 16 games for the Lions and recorded 82 tackles, a half sack, a forced fumble and five pass defenses.