Lions cut Ronnell Lewis, Chris Hope

The Detroit Lions have released defensive end Ronnell Lewis, a former fourth-round draft pick from Oklahoma.

Lewis played in eight games last season, primarily on special teams.

He ranked behind Jason Jones, Israel Idonije, Ziggy Ansaw and Devin Taylor on the depth chart.

When the Lions signed Rashean Mathis, they no longer needed Hope.

Hope had been working with the second-team defense.

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Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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