DT Chuck Darby: Lions Release Veteran DT

Posted Sep 5, 2009

The Detroit Lions have released veteran DT Chuck Darby and waived seventh-round pick OT Lydon Murtha, a league source told Scout.com.

Darby signed a three-year, $4.7 million deal with the Lions in February of 2008.

With Darby out of the picture, that leaves veteran DT Shaun Smith as his likely replacement in the starting lineup.

Murtha, who signed his three-year, $1.23 million deal with Lions back in late July, figures to find a spot on Detroit's practice squad unless he's claimed off of waivers by another team.

For more on the Lions, check out Roar Report.

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