The first round of roster cuts is complete, and the Lions have released four players and placed another on the injured reserve. Wide receiver Demir Boldin, defensive end Ryan Kees, linebacker Robert Francois, and safety LaMarcus Hicks were the four who got released and cornerback Dexter Wynn was placed on the IR because of a hand injury he suffered last week.
The roster will be trimmed down to 53 players on Saturday. The Lions will scour the waiver wire to see if there is anyone they want to bring in, and after the roster is finalized, they will establish their practice squad.
I plan on posting a final roster prediction later today, and I'm happy to say that none of the players released were on my initial list of 53 players who will make the team. I will continue to refine it and have it up later this afternoon.