Cleary was placed on the reserve/retired list by the Lions on Tuesday.
Cleary played seven games during the 2017 season with one start and saw most of his snaps due to injuries to Rick Wagner and T.J. Lang. Detroit gave no reason for the 27-year-old's retirement, but recurring ankle injuries could have been the impetus.
Cleary (ankle) wasn't listed on the Lions' injury report Wednesday.
Cleary has only appeared in five games for the Lions this season, starting one of them. He looks on track to serve in a depth role along the offensive line if the Lions elect to activate him for Sunday's game against the Bengals.
The Bears have listed Cleary (ankle) as inactive for Saturday's matchup versus the Bears.
Although he was a full participant at practice throughout the week, the Lions have opted to keep Cleary on the sideline Saturday. His next chance to suit up will be the Lions' Week 16 contest against the Bengals.
Cleary (ankle) is questionable for Saturday's game against the Bears.
Cleary was a full participant in practice all week, but his status remains in question for Saturday's game. The Lions may need the reserve tackle to play due to the fact that Rick Wagner (ankle) and Travis Swanson (concussion) are already ruled out for the contest, while T.J. Lang (foot) is also listed as questionable.
Cleary (ankle) was a full participant in practice Tuesday.
Cleary returns to practice after missing last Sunday's game due to an ankle injury. Although he is a reserve on the depth chart, Cleary could see an expanded role with T.J. Lang (foot) and Rick Wagner (ankle) nursing injuries.
Cleary (ankle) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers.
Cleary was originally considered questionable for Sunday's tilt after suffering an ankle injury during Wednesday's practice, but he was ultimately ruled out prior to kickoff. The Lions will be thin up front with starting right tackle Ricky Wagner (ankle, back) sidelined as well.
Cleary (ankle) is questionable to play in Sunday's game against the Ravens.
Cleary injured his ankle during Wednesday's practice, according to Will Burchfield of CBS Detroit. His absence would trim the depth of an offensive line that will be without stud tackle Rick Wagner (ankle, back) and possibly 2016 Pro Bowl guard T.J. Lang (foot).
Cleary (ankle) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.
Cleary missed Sunday night's loss to the Steelers due to an ankle ailment, but it appears the lineman is now back to full health. Look for him to resume his reserve role behind starter Rick Wagner.
Cleary (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Steelers.
Cleary injured his ankle in Week 6 against the Saints and wasn't able to get back on the field until Friday, when he practiced on a limited basis. His next chance to play will be in Week 9 against the Packers.
Cleary signed a contract with the Lions on Tuesday, the Lions' official site reports.
Cleary spent the 2016 campaign with the Cowboys, playing in 13 games with one start. After failing to make a regular season roster out of the gate, Clearly will now join the Lions after they lost fellow tackle Corey Robinson (foot) to IR. The 27-year-old should jump in as additional depth.
The Bengals placed tight end Alex Smith (biceps) on injured reserve, released tight end Ryan Otten and signed offensive lineman Emmett Cleary to the practice squad.
The Raiders cut receivers Mike Davis and Rahsaan Vaughn, tight end Kyle Auffray, offensive lineman Emmett Cleary, linebacker Justin Cole, defensive lineman Torell Troup and cornerback Jansen Watson.
According to the Baltimore Sun, the Raiders have trimmed down their roster, cutting the following players on Sunday: Kyle Auffray, Emmett Cleary, Justin Cole, Mike Davis,Torell Troup, Rahsaan Vaughn, Jansen Watson.
The Buccaneers signed receiver Tommy Streeter, quarterback Jordan Rodgers, defensive back Marc Anthony, offensive tackle Emmett Cleary, guard Jace Daniels, defensive tackle Everett Dawkins, defensive back Bobby Felder, guard Jason Foster, defensive tackle David Hunter, kicker Patrick Murray, long snapper Patrick Scales and punter Jacob Schum to reserve/futures contracts.
The Buccaneers promoted wide receiver Skye Dawson from the practice squad Wednesday to take the roster spot of Rashaan Melvin, who went on injured reserve. The Bucs also added tackle Emmett Cleary and safety Nick Saenz to the practice squad, while releasing tackle Randy Richards.
Only first-rounder Anthony Castonzo remains from the 2011 draft by the Colts. That's because they waived second-round tackle Ben Ijalana and third-round defensive tackle Drake Nevis on Saturday, according to NBC Sports.
The following is a list of their other cuts: linebackers Monte Simmons and Daniel Adongo, safety Larry Asante, center Thomas Austin, cornerback Marshay Green, defensive end Lawrence Guy, quarterback Chandler Harnish, fullback Robert Hughes, tight end Dominique Jones, wide receivers Lanear Sampson, Jabin Sambrano and Jeremy Kelley, tackles Lee Ziemba and Bradley Sowell and nose tackle Martin Tevaseu.
The team also waived/injured tackle Emmett Cleary, linebacker Shawn Loiseau and cornerback Dax Swanson.