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Lions Releasing P Jeff Locke

The Detroit Lions are releasing P Jeff Locke on Tuesday, according to Dave Birkett, as Sam Martin is set to return for their game against the Steelers.

Locke, 28, if a former fifth-round pick by the Vikings in the 2013 NFL Draft. He finished his four-year rookie contract with Minnesota and reportedly had several teams interested in him this offseason.

The Colts signed Lock to a two-year, $3.45 million deal with $1.25 million in guaranteed this past March. Unfortunately, the Colts cut him loose coming out of the preseason.

The Lions signed Locke to a contract a few weeks into the regular season.

In 2017, Locke has appeared in five games for the Lions and totaled 1,140 punt yards on 27 attempts (42.22 YPA).

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