ALLEN PARK, Mich. — The Detroit Lions have released punter Jeff Locke.

Locke averaged 45.3 yards a punt for the Lions on 27 attempts this season. Sam Martin, the team’s regular punter, has been on the reserve/non-football injury list but was at practice Monday.

Martin has not played this season, but he averaged 46.9 yards on 282 punts for the Lions from 2013-16.

Locke spent the previous four seasons with Minnesota.


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