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Lions waive Bill Bentley

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No corresponding move on the roster has been announced of Tuesday.

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The Lions have decided to waive Bill Bentley on Tuesday, moving the former Louisiana-Lafayette cornerback out of Detroit. Bentley spent four years with the Lions, although he hasn't seen meaningful playing time since 2013. No move has been made as of Tuesday to fill his spot on the roster.


Bill Bentley was originally drafted in the third round in 2012,  and he started three games that season. In 2013 he started in five and played in 13, defending five passes and making 20 tackles.

However, since that year he has failed to play meaningful minutes in two seasons, owing primarily to a bevy of injuries. He was previously released in June before the season began, but was signed again in November to fill roster depth after other Lions corners were injured.  He only played in two games this season and has only made one statistical appearance -- a single tackle.

As of Tuesday evening the Lions have no announced any additional moves to fill this vacated roster spot. They are expected to do so sometime soon.