The Lions announced Friday that they have released veteran CB Chris Houston with an injury settlement.
Houston, 29, was entering the second year of his five-year, $25 million contract that included $9.5 million guaranteed. He was set to make a base salary of $3.5 million for the 2014 season.
- Jason Fitzgerald of OverTheCap.com points out that Lions will carry a $3.9 million cap hit in 2015 by releasing Houston.
Last year, he appeared in 12 games for the Lions and recorded 44 tackles, two interceptions and 10 passes defensed. Pro Football Focus had him rated as the No. 96 cornerback in the league out of 110 qualifying players in 2013.