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Lions terminate cornerback Kelly's deal

Updated: December 9, 2008, 6:23 PM ET
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

The Detroit Lions terminated the three-year, $8.5 million contract of Brian Kelly on Tuesday.

On Sunday at Ford Field, Kelly was dressed and active for the game against the Minnesota Vikings but coaches elected not to play him.

The Lions apparently wanted to use younger cornerbacks during their final three games. Kelly now has a chance to land with a playoff team that might be looking for a cornerback who can start.

Kelly came to Detroit during the offseason ...

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