The Detroit Lions made quick work of freeing up salary cap space by releasing Nate Burleson and Louis Delmas earlier in the offseason. Reserve interior offensive lineman Leroy Harris was another name commonly listed as a probable cap casualty but wasn’t among the immediate cuts.
Despite a potential cap savings of $1.95 million, Harris hung on for a few weeks but his time with the Lions has run out.
Lions cutting Leroy Harris today, according to a league source
— Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) March 3, 2014
The Lions have already shown interest in a number of the centers in this year’s draft class and they have been high on Rodney Austin at guard. With Rob Sims still capable of playing at an acceptable level and Larry Warford already at a Pro Bowl level, the price tag affixed to Harris just didn’t make sense as insurance.
The Lions now have about $12-13 million in salary cap space.