The first wave of Detroit Lions roster cuts are coming in as the team spends the day getting down to 75 players. The first players released that we know about are wide receiver Jarett Dillard and fullback James Bryant, according to Dave Birkett.
Dillard joined the team back in June to compete for one of the final spots at the wide receiver position. While he got off to a pretty impressive start during training camp, it was pretty clear in recent weeks he wasn't going to make the team. By releasing him now, the Lions are giving him more time to catch on somewhere else.
As for Bryant, he is being let go because the Lions just don't use a fullback enough. The same thing happened last year with Jerome Felton, and now the Lions have cut Bryant, who was surprisingly signed back in March.