Dec 26, 2020; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown (right) catches a pass for a touchdown against Detroit Lions cornerback Justin Coleman (27) during the second quarter at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

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Reports: Lions plan to release CB Justin Coleman

The Detroit Lions are planning to release high-priced cornerback Justin Coleman in upcoming days, multiple outlets reported on Thursday.

Coleman is entering the third season of a four-year, $36 million deal. He is slated to earn $8.95 million in salary in 2021.

Coleman, who turns 28 on March 27, is scheduled to count $11.029 million against the salary cap in 2021, according to

Coleman has 84 tackles and one interceptions in 27 games (16 starts) during his two seasons with the Lions.

Overall, he has played six NFL seasons, including his first two with the New England Patriots followed by two with the Seattle Seahawks. He has 211 tackles and four interceptions in 79 career games (29 starts).

Coleman returned both of his interceptions in 2017 for Seattle for touchdowns. The following season, he returned a fumble for a score for the Seahawks.

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