Lions part ways with CB Chris Houston while he rehabs from surgery
Detroit cuts ties with veteran cornerback a year after giving him a five-year deal.
Chris Houston signed a five-year, $25 million deal in 2013.
By Ross Jones
One season into a five-year, $25 million deal, the Detroit Lions released cornerback Chris Houston.
Despite being razor-thin at the cornerback position, the Lions parted ways with the 29-year-old while he rehabbed a toe injury.
“Chris Houston underwent a significant medical procedure this spring,” the Lions said, via a statement. “Both parties felt that the best course of action at this time was to release Chris and allow him to rehabilitate away from the Club. The Lions appreciate Chris’ contributions over the years and wish him the best in his recovery.”
Houston, who was set to earn $3.5 million in base salary this year, earned $7.5 million for one season in Detroit.