• In this June 14, 2016, file photo, Detroit Lions running back Stevan Ridley runs during NFL football practice in Allen Park, Mich. The Lions have cut Ridley. They made the move Thursday, Aug. 25, before practice. Detroit signed Ridley in April, hoping he would bolster its depth in the backfield after the release of Joique Bell. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

    Lions release running back Stevan Ridley

    ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Dwayne Washington moved a step closer to earning a job with the Detroit Lions on Thursday.