Report: Lions to release Desmond Trufant
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The Detroit Lions informed Desmond Trufant he will be released at the start of the new league year, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

The Lions signed the cornerback to a two-year, $20-million deal last offseason but Trufant failed to stick in Detroit's secondary. He appeared in just six games and recorded one interception.

Trufant's departure will save the Lions $6.1 million in salary cap for 2021.

Trufant started his career with the Atlanta Falcons and has recorded 14 interceptions over his eight-year career. The 30-year-old cornerback has battled injuries as he's aged, appearing in only 15 games over the last two seasons.

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