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Lions release CB Danny Gorrer

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The Detroit Lions have released cornerback Danny Gorrer, likely to make room for an extra defensive tackle.

Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

The Detroit Lions continued tweaking their roster on Monday afternoon by releasing cornerback Danny Gorrer. The news was first reported by Josh Katzenstein, and it was first hinted at by Gorrer himself.

Gorrer had been serving as the Lions' nickelback, and he appeared in six games for the Lions this season. He recorded seven tackles and two pass defenses, and generally speaking, he had played quite well considering he only joined the team in Week 3.

Gorrer is likely being released to clear room for an extra defensive tackle. Although the Lions are getting C.J. Mosley back this week, there's a need for additional depth with Nick Fairley injured. It's unclear at this time who is being brought in as that extra depth, but Gorrer became the odd man out on defense for the time being.

This news also suggests that the Lions won't have all three of their top tight ends back this week. If Brandon Pettigrew, Joseph Fauria and Eric Ebron were all healthy, the Lions would have been able to release Kellen Davis instead of Gorrer, but it seems they still need Davis for at least one more week.