Lions release James Bryant

It's no surprise, but Jason Hanson will be back for his 21st season as Detroit Lions kicker.

The Lions released undrafted rookie Derek Dimke today among their first wave of roster cuts, entrusting the kicking job to the 42-year-old Hanson.

Hanson has made 3 of 4 field goals this preseason, with a long of 50 yards.

The Lions had until 4 p.m. today to pare their 90-man roster down to the 75-player limit.

They also released receivers Jarett Dillard, Dominique Curry and Terrence Toliver, fullback James Bryant, running back Stephfon Green, safeties Sean Jones and Isaac Madison, guards Jacques McClendon and J.C. Oram, linebacker Slade Norris and defensive tackle Bobby Skinner today.

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