CUT DAY: Lions begin the final trim down to 53




Final Roster (via

Quarterbacks: Matthew Stafford, Shaun Hill, Kellen Moore

Running backs: Reggie Bush, Joique Bell, Mikel Leshoure, Theo Riddick, Montell Owens (IR)

Wide receivers: Calvin Johnson, Ryan Broyles, Nate Burleson, Patrick Edwards, Micheal Spurlock, Kris Durham

Tight ends: Brandon Pettigrew, Tony Scheffler, Joseph Fauria, Michael Williams (IR)

Offensive linemen: Jason Fox, Dominic Raiola, Riley Reiff, Rob Sims, Larry Warford, Corey Hilliard, LaAdrian Waddle, Leroy Harris, Dylan Gandy

Defensive linemen: Ndamukong Suh, Nick Fairley, Ezekiel Ansah, Jason Jones, Willie Young, Israel Idonije, Devin Taylor, Justin Bannan, C.J. Mosley

Linebackers: DeAndre Levy, Ashlee Palmer, Stephen Tulloch, Tahir Whitehead Travis Lewis, Rocky McIntosh

Defensive backs: Chris Houston, Darius Slay, Louis Delmas, Glover Quin, Bill Bentley, Jonte Green, Rashean Mathis, Don Carey, John Wendling

Specialists: David Akers, Sam Martin, Don Muhlbach

Final List of Players Cut:

OL Rodney Austin
DT Xavier Proctor
WR Corey Fuller
CB Chris Greenwood
LB Brandon Hepburn
OL Kevin Haslam
LB Jon Morgan (waived/injured)
C Darren Keyton
DB Martavius Neloms (waived/injured)
CB Ron Bartell
S Amari Spievey
P Blake Clingan
WR Matt Willis
S Tyrell Johnson
RB Steven Miller
OL Jake Scott
FB Shaun Chapas
LB Chris White
DT Andre Fluellen
DT Jimmy Saddler-McQueen
DT Ogemdi Nwagbuo

The Lions along with the rest of the NFL can start forming their 8 man practice squads Sunday once the cut players have a chance to go through waivers.


UPDATE @ 4:18PM ET: Despite a good preseason the Lions have cut WR Matt Willis and S Tyrell Johnson. The team also released OL Jake Scott and plan to release KR/PR steven Miller according to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press.

UPDATE @ 2PM ET: The Lions have cut ties with Ron Bartell and safety Amari Spievey who was the teams third round pick in 2010. The team also cut Blake Clingan.

Today the Lions make the final cutdown to 53 as they begin preparations for Week 1 next Sunday against Minnesota at Ford Field.

Here’s who was given their walking papers as of this morning:

  • Rookie 6th round pick Corey Fuller
  • UDFA LB Jon Morgan
  • UDFA OL Darren Keyton
  • Fifth round pick last season CB Chris Greenwood out of Albion.
  • OT Kevin Haslam
  • Rookie 7th round pick Brandon Hepburn.

All guys released so far are eligible for the 8 practice squad spots available. Chris Greenwood should be given for the PS if he is able to clear waivers. Another thing of note is the Lions parted ways with 2 of their total 9 draft picks this season.

We’ll continue to update this page when more cuts are announced.


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