Detroit Lions cut guard Rodney Austin after assault arrest

The Detroit Lions cut Rodney Austin following his arrest last week in his hometown of Charlotte, N.C.

Austin, 26, was an undrafted player coming out of Elon University in 2012 and spent most of his time with the Lions on the practice squad, but he did get promoted to the 53-man roster for portions of the last two seasons. He was activated for two games and played in one.