Lions cut Nick Harris, Derrick Williams
Derrick Williams (Andrew Weber-US PRESSWIRE)
Derrick Williams (Andrew Weber-US PRESSWIRE)

Posted Sep 3, 2011

Former third-round pick and long-time punter are among those released by the team.

The Detroit Lions have released punter Nick Harris.

The move Saturday puts undrafted rookie Ryan Donahue on the roster, replacing the team's punter since the 2003 season.

Detroit also released defensive back Nathan Vasher and receiver Derrick Williams.

The Lions also activated cornerback Alphonso Smith off the non-football injury list and put tackle Johnny Culbreath on the injured list.

Detroit's other cuts included: linebacker Caleb Campbell, fullback Matt Clapp, running back Ian Johnson, quarterback Zac Robinson, defensive back Ricardo Silva and receiver Tim Toone.

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