Lions release Fisher
The cuts keep coming for the Lions, who released veteran cornerback Travis Fisher today.
Fisher is the third prominent player (at least in name) to be cut by the Lions this week. Tight end Michael Gaines was released on Tuesday, and quarterback Drew Henson was let go Monday.
Fisher played the last two seasons with the Lions, mostly in the nickel role, and had two interceptions. He was deemed expendable after the Lions added three new cornerbacks this offseason. Phillip Buchanon and Anthony Henry will start, with Eric King and holdover Keith Smith as the primary backups.
Fisher was due to make $1.75 million this year, more than every defensive back on the Lions roster other than Henry and Smith.
The Lions also announced the promotion of Sheldon White from director of pro personnel to vice president of pro personnel, and the realignment of their scouting department for geographical purposes. Regional scout Mike Butler was fired.