CBS Sportsline wrote:The Detroit Lions released running back James Stewart, defensive tackle Luther Elliss, and wide receiver Bill Schroeder on Tuesday in salary-cap moves.
Stewart replaced Barry Sanders after the superstar retired and had his best season with Detroit in 2000, when he rushed for 1,184 yards and 10 touchdowns. He missed last season with a shoulder injury.
Elliss, the Lions' first-round draft pick in 1995, was a dominant presence on the defensive front. But injuries during the last few seasons cut down on his productivity. He has 202 career tackles and 27 sacks.
Schroeder, who signed as a free agent in 2002 to fill the void left by Herman Moore and Johnnie Morton, never had much success in Detroit. In two seasons with the Lions, Schroeder caught 72 passes for 992 yards and seven touchdowns.
James Stewart won't have much, if any, fantasy value next season. I could see him coming back to the Lions for a lesser salary, but even then - he would have a fairly small role on the offense, methinks.
Bill Schroeder was good in Green Bay...