PITTSBURGH - AUGUST 14: Jordon Dizon #57 of the Detroit Lions walks off the field with the help of trainers after injuring himself during the preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on August 14 2010 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
The Detroit Lions are planning to cut ties with linebacker Jordon Dizon, according to NFL Network's Jason La Canfora. At the start of the offseason Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said Dizon was unlikely to be brought back, so this move isn't too surprising.
Dizon joins wide receiver Bryant Johnson as current Lions players that are going to be released. Cuts can officially start being made at 4 p.m. today, so their time with the Lions is just about up.
Dizon actually didn't look all that bad last preseason, but he suffered a serious knee injury that kept him out all year. Between that and his lack of production in the past, the Lions decided to move on. On the one hand it would have been nice to keep him around since depth at linebacker still isn't great, but on the other hand the Lions felt it was just the right time to move on.
With this move, Dizon becomes the latest Matt Millen draft pick to part ways with the Lions.