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Lions Roster Cuts: Ryan Donahue, Pat Boyle Released

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Detroit Lions punter Ryan Donahue (6) warms up before the preseason game against the Buffalo Bills at Ford Field.
Detroit Lions punter Ryan Donahue (6) warms up before the preseason game against the Buffalo Bills at Ford Field.

The Detroit Lions appear to have finally decided on their roster cuts. All had been quiet so far on Friday on the Lions roster front, but Dave Birkett reports that two players have been informed that they are being let go: punter Ryan Donahue and offensive guard Pat Boyle.

Donahue's release means that Ben Graham has won the starting punter job for the Lions. Donahue unseated Nick Harris as the starting punter thanks to a strong camp a year ago, and this year it was Graham who won the competition. Neither player really stood out that much, but Graham's performance on Thursday night sealed the deal for him becoming the starting punter.

Boyle is being let go by the Lions for a second time. He was first released back in June before being brought back about a month later. Now he is once again a free agent, although he could be a candidate for the practice squad.

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