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Lions Re-Sign Ross Weaver, Release Dontrell Johnson

June 12, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions defensive back Ross Weaver (38) during mini camp at Detroit Lions training facility. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-US PRESSWIRE
June 12, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions defensive back Ross Weaver (38) during mini camp at Detroit Lions training facility. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-US PRESSWIRE

The Detroit Lions have decided to bring back cornerback Ross Weaver. Released last week to make room for cornerback Drew Coleman, the Lions re-signed Weaver today and released cornerback Dontrell Johnson.

Johnson was claimed off waivers by the Lions in June. The Lions released safety Alonzo Lawrence to make room for him, and now Johnson is the one being released to make room for a new signing.

Considering Weaver was only briefly off the team, my guess is that based on the first five days of practice, the coaches decided they should've let Johnson go to make room for Coleman. Since Weaver wasn't picked up by anybody, they were able to simply bring him back.

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