Updated Sept. 4, 2010 @ 11:06 p.m. ET
Jon Jansen, who was pushing starting ORT Gosder Cherilus not long ago, was cut by the Lions on Saturday.
The move presumably confirms that Cherilus will be the starter, although Corey Hilliard can play right tackle as well. Cherilus has been a disappointment to date, and the coaches hoped to light a fire underneath him by challenging his position.
Jansen's career could be over. The 34-year-old lineman had a standout career with the Redskins before joining the Lions last season and previously has indicated that he would like to finish his career with his home-state Lions.
The Lions also have fourth-round pick Jason Fox at tackle, although he also is being tried on the left side as a backup to Jeff Backus.
Other notable cuts included veteran CBs Dré Bly and Eric King, who had been battling for the nickel CB job, and S Ko Simpson.
Also released were DTs Rob Callaway and Landon Cohen, LBs Caleb Campbell and Vinny Ciurciu, RB DeDe Dorsey, OG Noah Franklin, C Dan Gerberry, PK Steven Hauschka, OT Cliff Louis, WRs Brian Clark, Michael Moore and Tim Toone, and CBs Jonathan Hefney, Paul Pratt, T.J. Rushing and Dante Wesley.
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