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Lions Take Ko Simpson Off PUP List, Release Jason Hunter

And then there was one.

When training camp began, six players were on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list: Brandon Pettigrew, Will Heller, Jared DeVries, Jack Williams, Ko Simpson and Louis Delmas. Since then, slowly but surely the list has been shrinking, and by last week only Simpson and Williams were left on it.

Now, only Williams is on the PUP list, as Simpson was removed today, meaning he will be able to hit the practice field.

In addition to activating Simpson, the Lions also decided to release defensive end Jason Hunter. This move came as a bit of a surprise because it was believed that Hunter would be in the mix for the starting job opposite Kyle Vanden Bosch at defensive end. Cliff Avril definitely staked his claim for the starting job on Saturday, but it was certainly surprising to see that Hunter was released.