Detroit Lions announced to released cornerback Bill Bentley. The team announced the move Tuesday.
Detroit signed Bentley in November when cornerback Josh Wilson went on injured reserve with a knee injury. The Lions had cut Bentley in June.
Bentley was drafted in the third round by Detroit in 2012. He started eight games in his first two seasons with the Lions, but none since then.
Notified that, Dwight “Bill” Bentley (born May 16, 1989) is an American football cornerback who is currently a free agent of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted in the third round, 85th overall in the 2012 NFL Draft. He played college football at Louisiana-Lafayette.
Bentley was ranked among the top ten cornerback prospects of the 2012 NFL Draft. He was drafted by the Detroit Lions with the 85th overall pick., the ninth cornerback selected.
On May 11, 2012, Bentley agreed to terms on a four-year contract with the Lions. On June 18, 2015, the Lions waived Bentley due to injury concerns. On November 18, 2015, the Lions signed Bentley after numerous injuries to cornerbacks. On December 29, 2015 Bentley was waived.