Detroit Lions Sign Shamari Benton And Release Justin Jackson

The Detroit Lions made a few camp moves on Saturday announcing the release of linebacker Justin Jackson and the signing of Shamari Benton.  Benton, who played for Central Michigan, was with the Lions as a tryout player in camp, but he did not make the team.  It appears as if they have seen enough out of Jackson and felt like kicking the tires on Benton before the major roster cuts happen.  There is virtually no chance that Benton makes the team, especially this late in the preseason but the fact that the team is willing to give him a look could bode well for his future should he play well enough to earn a practice squad spot.

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