Lions claim cornerback Pat Lee, cut Alphonso Smith
Summary of 2 articles · Updated Nov 13, 2012
A day after their loss to the Vikings, the Lions made a roster move, claiming cornerback Pat Lee off waivers, and releasing cornerback Alphonso Smith. Pat Lee, who started seven games at cornerback for the Raiders this year but was surprisingly cut on Saturday, has been claimed off waivers by the Lions. Lee had a pick this season, it came against the Chiefs. Lee is no stranger to the team the Lions play this week in the Green Bay Packers, as he was their second round pick out of Auburn in 2008. The move presumably means the Lions are no longer in the hunt for former Chiefs cornerback Stanford Routt, who is a free agent after he cleared waivers last week. This season he was a starter for the Oakland Raiders for seven games, and his being waived by Oakland came as a bit of a shock.