Lions Roster Cuts: Recapping How Detroit Got Down To 75-Player Limit

The Detroit Lions cut their roster down from 90 to 74 players on Monday. They only needed to get down to 75 players, but they are leaving a spot open for Kevin Barnes to join the team once the trade involving him becomes official on Tuesday.

How exactly did the Lions get rid of 16 players? They used a variety of methods, including simply releasing guys, putting a couple players on injured reserve and putting a couple more on the reserve PUP list. Here's a recap of what they did on Monday:

  • Released: RB Stephfon Green, FB James Bryant, WR Dominique Curry, WR Jarett Dillard, WR Terrence Toliver, OG Jacques McClendon, OG J.C. Oram, DT Bobby Skinner, LB Slade Norris, CB Isaac Madison, S Sean Jones, K Derek Dimke
  • Placed on IR: OT Jonathan Scott, OG Bill Nagy
  • Placed on reserve PUP list: RB Jahvid Best, CB Chris Greenwood
  • Acquired in trade: CB Kevin Barnes

The Lions will shrink their roster even more on Friday when they have to get down to 53 players by 9 p.m. ET.

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