Lions waive safety Bullocks
Unable to get safety Daniel Bullocks healthy from a lingering knee injury, the Lions Wednesday placed the former second-round pick on waived/injured list, according to published reports, likely ending his tenure with the team.
If no team claims him, the 26-year-old Bullocks will revert to the injured reserve. Bullocks, who has not practiced since the first days of camp, started 22 of his 31 games with the Lions, including 15 last year after coming back from the ACL tear that cost him the entire 2007 season.
It's the second high draft pick at that position that the Lions have let go during training camp. The team traded 2007 second-round pick Gerald Alexander to the Jacksonville Jaguars on July 1.
Wednesday's move leaves the Lions with six safeties, five of them — Stuart Schweigert, LaMarcus Hicks, Marquand Manuel, Kalvin Pearson and the newly-signed Calvin Lowry — likely competing to start next to this year's second-round pick, Louis Delmas.