Curry was a free-agent acquisition of the Lions during the offseason when he signed a one-year, $670,000 deal, but he became expendable when the Lions traded for Dennis Northcutt. Northcutt is expected to be the Lions' slot receiver, the role that Curry was trying to win.
The 30-year-old Curry played seven seasons for the Oakland Raiders and started 23 games over the past two years. A former quarterback at North Carolina, Curry's best seasons were in 2007 when he caught 55 passes for 717 yards and 2006 when he caught 62 passes for 727 yards.
John Clayton is a senior NFL writer for ESPN.com.