In a long expected move, the Detroit Lions released former Pro Bowl safety Glover Quin (pictured) after six seasons with the club on Friday afternoon.

Quin signed with the Lions before the 2013 season and was a steadying presence in the team's secondary for his entire tenure in the Motor City.  He intercepted 19 passes during his time in Detroit and made his only career Pro Bowl as a member of the Lions in 2014.

Glover, who's 33 years old, was entering the final year of his contract extension, which he signed in 2016.  Friday's move saves the team more than $6 million in salary cap space for 2019.

The team also cut two other players on Friday, wide receiver Bruce Ellington and linebacker Nicholas Grigsby.