The Dallas Cowboys have released guard Nate Livings, who started all 16 games at left guard for the team just a year ago, according to reports. The move comes less than a week after Livings was placed on injured reserve and after the two sides came to an injury settlement.
Livings was brought in as a free agent from the Cincinnati Bengals last offseason on the back of a five-year, $18.7 million deal. But in the last six months, Livings underwent arthroscopic knee surgery twice. As recently as August though, Dallas didn’t believe it was anything serious.
“We don’t think it was too severe,” head coach Jason Garrett said at the time, per the Dallas Morning News. “We just want to clear that thing up. It’s very early. … Better to address those things right now and give those guys a chance to be ready for the start of the season.”
According to the Morning News, the Cowboys can re-sign Livings if he’s still on the market after Week 9.
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