Lions cut DE Ronnell Lewis, S Chris Hope, 2 others
The Detroit Lions have released defensive end Ronnell Lewis,
safety Chris Hope, cornerback Myron Lewis and wide receiver Cody
The Lions made the moves Sunday.
Detroit drafted Lewis in the fourth round last year and he
played sparingly as a rookie. He pleaded no contest to misdemeanor
charges after an arrest at an Oklahoma bar in April.
Lewis became expendable because the Lions drafted defensive ends
Ezekiel ”Ziggy” Ansah fifth overall and Devin Taylor in the
fourth round this year, signed Jason Jones and Israel Idonije and
re-signed Willie Young.
Hope signed with the Lions in June after he started 113 games in
the regular season and seven postseason games over 11 seasons with
Pittsburgh, Tennessee and Atlanta.
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