The Detroit Lions have released cornerback Alphonso Smith.
The Detroit Lions have ruled cornerback Alphonso Smith out for Sunday’s season opener at Tampa Bay.
Alphonso Smith was taken off the non-football injury list (broken foot) and practiced for the first time on Monday.
In a perfect world, Nebraska cornerback Prince Amukamara would somehow fall to the Lions at No. 13. General manager Martin Mayhew and coach Jim Schwartz would be doing cartwheels in the war room.
The Lions have tendered Chris Houston, but there is still a chance he could be lost to free agency once the new collective bargaining agreement is in place.
They watched the film, made their corrections, and for the first time this year, had a little Monday fun.
Lions cornerback Alphonso Smith has abnormally large hands for a guy 5-foot-9, 190 pounds. He has genetics to thank for those hefty mitts and claims his grandmother has bigger hands than he does.