Lions Release S Kalvin Pearson

The Detroit Lions have released veteran safety Kalvin Pearson, reports John Niyo of the Detroit News.

Pearson, 31, was entering the final year of a three-year, $3.46 million dollar contract that was to pay him a $635,000 base salary in 2010. Pearson started 10 of his 28 games with the Lions, totaling 102 tackles, 1 quarterback sack, and four forced fumbles.

An undrafted free agent out of Grambling, Pearson began his NFL career with the Cleveland Browns, appearing in five games during his rookie season. Waived by the Browns in 2003, Pearson logged time on the New York Giants and Tampa Bay Buccaneers practice squads in 2003-04, before sticking with the Buccaneers' active roster in 2005.

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