Lions release CB Green among roster cuts

Published 08/25 2014 12:44PM

Updated 08/25 2014 12:45PM

Allen Park, MI ( - The Detroit Lions announced a round of roster cuts on Monday, with cornerback Jonte Green on the chopping block.

Green was a sixth-round pick of the Lions in 2012, who participated in 24 games with the club over the last two seasons and recorded 38 tackles, one sack and one interception.

Detroit also parted ways with cornerback Aaron Hester, fullback Chad Abram, quarterback James Franklin, punter Drew Butler and kicker Giorgio Tavecchio.

Nate Freese will enter the season as the team's kicker.

The team also placed safety DeJon Gomes on injured reserve after he suffered a neck injury against Oakland in the preseason.

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