Lions release Henson
Henson played in two games last season, completing 1-of-2 passes in mop-up duty of a Thanksgiving loss to Tennessee, but was a long shot to make the team after the Lions drafted Matthew Stafford No. 1 overall.
His release leaves the Lions with just three quarterbacks under contract, Stafford, Daunte Culpepper and 2007 second-round pick Drew Stanton. It's unclear if the Lions plan to sign a free-agent veteran to compete with Stanton for the No. 3 quarterback job.
The Lions also released cornerback Pacino Horne (Central Michigan) and guard Matt Lentz (Michigan). Both players signed earlier this month to provide roster depth for minicamp.
Rookie minicamp begins Friday.