This is the second time that Ness has been released by the Lions this year. He was first let go after the Lions signed their undrafted free agents in May, but he was brought back earlier this month to play safety. He had a pretty solid preseason with two interceptions in three games, but that wasn't enough for him to make the 53-man roster.
More from sbnation.com:
- Lions roster cuts tracker: Getting down to 53 players
- Lions roster cuts: Live updates on Detroit's latest moves
- Lions 53-man roster prediction
- Has Kellen Moore done enough to win a roster spot?
- Winners & losers from Lions' preseason finale
- Lions restructure Glover Quin's contract, according to report
- Detroit Lions
- Nate Ness