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ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Lions have released Glover Quin, cutting ties with the 33-year-old safety who had one year left on his contract .
Quin started every game last season for the ninth straight year. Houston drafted Quin in 2009 and the fourth-round pick from New Mexico started 12 games as a rookie. Quin started every game over the following three years for the Texans. He signed a five-year deal in 2013 and a contract extension in 2017 in Detroit.
Lions general manager Bob Quinn says Quin made countless contributions for the franchise and exemplified everything it meant to be a true professional in the NFL on the field and in the community.
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Updated February 15, 2019