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Allen Park — The Detroit Lions have waived defensive tackle Khyri Thornton.

A third-round pick in 2014, Thornton was in his third season with the Lions. He served a six-game suspension to start the year and had been ineffective since returning to the lineup, averaging 17 defensive snaps and one tackle in four games.

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The team re-signed Thornton this offseason to a two-year deal that included a $325,000 bonus. The Lions will still be on the hook for a $162,500 cap hit next season.

A corresponding roster move was not immediately announced.

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