Lions release OL Joe Dahl to save more money


Add another name to the cut list for the Lions: Joe Dahl.

The club released the offensive lineman on Monday in a move that will save $2.8 million in cap space next season, while carrying a dead cap hit of just $250,000.

Dahl started 13 games at guard for Detroit in 2019, but various injuries limited him to nine games (four starts) in 2020. He was a fifth-round pick in 2016.

Offensive line is the one position of depth for the Lions, which made Dahl expendable.

He's the fifth player from the previous regime to be released this offseason, joining Desmond Trufant, Justin Coleman, Christian Jones and Jesse James.

The Lions have also parted ways with free agents Jarrad Davis, who agreed to a one-year deal with the Jets, and Jamal Agnew, who landed a three-year deal with the Jaguars.

On the flip side, they have re-signed Romeo Okwara to a three-year deal.

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