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Lions release Lance Long, Robert Maci

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The Detroit Lions have parted ways with wide receiver Lance Long and defensive end Robert Maci.

Andrew Weber-US PRESSWIRE

The Detroit Lions are back down to 90 players after releasing wide receiver Lance Long and defensive end Robert Maci, according to Tim Twentyman. They unofficially had 92 players on their roster after agreeing to a deal with defensive end Braylon Broughton on Wednesday, so they needed to open up two roster spots.

Long departs the Lions after returning to the team on a futures deal after the 2012 season. He first joined the Lions in May of last year, but he was let go during the final round of cuts. The Lions then brought him back in December before releasing him again a couple weeks later.

Maci had just joined the Lions last week as an undrafted free agent. The Lions added him after Broughton failed his physical, but with Broughton now actually joining the team, Maci has been let go.

Here's a recap of the all the moves the Lions have made so far this week:

  • Signed: WR Matt Willis, WR Micheal Spurlock, OG Leroy Harris, OG Jake Scott, DE Braylon Broughton
  • Released: WR Troy Burrell, WR Lance Long, TE Nathan Overbay, DE Robert Maci, CB Lionel Smith