Hines signed last year on a two year deal but it later emerged that was one year with the option of a second year. Burnley initially took up that option but have now reversed that decision and have released the player with immediate effect.
Hines arrived at Turf Moor just a couple of weeks into the 2011/12 season and made his debut in the home game that week against Cardiff City, coming on as a substitute for Charlie Austin.
He went on to make another 12 substitute appearances in the league and also played in three Carling Cup ties, two of which he started, his last start in Burnley colours coming at Cardiff as we bowed out of the competition.
Looking completely out of favour at Turf Moor, he moved to Bournemouth on the loan transfer window deadline in March and played eight times for them, scoring one goal at Sheffield United.
Today, the Sky Sports web site published an interview with Hines who was claiming to be a free agent. That seems to have pushed Burnley into action and they have now confirmed that the player, who hadn't been training with the club, has been released.