Lions change course, release Ayers

FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2017, file photo, Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook (33) tries to break a tackle by Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Robert Ayers (91) during the first half of an NFL football game in Minneapolis. The Detroit Lions have signed free agent Ayers. He is entering his 10th NFL season. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Robert Ayers’ stint with the Detroit Lions was a short one.
The Lions have the released the veteran defensive end, and their announcement Tuesday of Ayers’ departure came about 28 hours after the team said it had signed him.
Earlier on Tuesday, coach Matt Patricia described Ayers as “another guy that obviously has some good experience that we could bring in.”
Ayers made 10 starts in each of the past two seasons with Tampa Bay. He has 35 sacks, including a career-high 9 1/2 with the New York Giants in 2015.