The Lions released defensive tackle
Wilson was claimed off waivers by Detroit last November to help bolster a defensive line dealing with injuries.
Wilson played in the last eight games of the season and recorded eight tackles and a sack.
His release saves the Lions $2.3 million on the 2016 cap -- $1.8 million in base salary with a $250,000 roster bonus and $250,000 workout bonus.
Defensive tackle is a position of need for the Lions this offseason. Starters
Ngata told detroitlions.com last month he’d like to return to the Lions in 2016.