After signing him in January, the Bills have released defensive back Jonte Green, the team has announced.Green was drafted by the Lions in the sixth round of the 2012 draft out of New Mexico State. He played 24 games with seven starts over the 2012 and 2013 seasons for the Lions and totaled 38 tackles, one sack, seven passes defensed and one interception.He did not play in the NFL in 2014.
The Bills have released defensive back Jonte Green three-and-a-half months after signing him. Green played in 24 games with Detroit in 2012 and 2013. He totaled 38 tackles, one sacks and seven passes defensed.
The Bills announced Thursday that the team has signed defensive back Jonte Green and guard Darryl Johnson to reserve/future contracts. Green played in 24 games with the Lions after being selected in the sixth round of the 2012 NFL Draft but did not make the team in 2014. Johnson went unselected in the 2014 NFL Draft.
The Lions have announced all their cuts in getting their roster down to 53. The offensive players released are fullback Chad Abram, quarterback James Franklin, linemen Michael Williams, Garrett Reynolds and Darren Keyton, wide receiver Kris Durham, running backs George Winn and Michael Egnew. The defenders gone are cornerbacks Chris Greenwood, Mohammed Seisay, Nate Ness, Aaron Hester and Jonte Green, end Darryl Tapp and linebacker Shamari Benton. Placekicker Giorgio Tavecchio and punter Drew Butler have also been cut.
The Lions waived or released the following players: quarterback James Franklin, fullback Chad Abram, punter Drew Butler, cornerbacks Jonte Green and Aaron Hester, and kicker Giorgio Tavecchio.