ALLEN PARK — Cornerback Bill Bentley was cut by the Detroit Lions on Thursday after the final minicamp session.
Bentley was trying to come back from ACL surgery after injuring his knee in the regular season opener in 2014. He was out the full season.
He had not participated in team drills throughout minicamp and organized team activities.
Out of training camp last year the third-year corner had won the starting nickel spot.
Bentley, who was a third-round draft pick in 2012, played in 44 games in last three seasons with eight starts and 33 tackles.
From minicamp and OTAs, it appears Josh Wilson and rookie Quandre Diggs will battle for the starting position in the slot during training camp.