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Detroit Lions Establish 53-Man Roster

The Detroit Lions have officially announced their initial 53-man roster. I emphasize the word initial because it's likely that the roster will change a bit in the next 24 hours. With the Lions getting a chance to make waiver claims and the roster still needing some work at positions like running back and defensive back, I expect Martin Mayhew to be pretty active on Saturday.

For now, the roster is set with the 53 players who survived Friday's final round of cuts. After the jump you can take a look at the current roster, as well as the players who were let go on Friday.

Detroit Lions 53-Man Roster

QB Matthew Stafford
QB Shaun Hill
QB Kellen Moore

RB Kevin Smith
RB Joique Bell
RB Keiland Williams
RB Stefan Logan

WR Calvin Johnson
WR Nate Burleson
WR Titus Young
WR Ryan Broyles
WR Kassim Osgood

TE Brandon Pettigrew
TE Tony Scheffler
TE Will Heller

OT Jeff Backus
OT Riley Reiff
OT Gosder Cherilus
OT Jason Fox
OT Corey Hilliard

OG Rob Sims
OG Stephen Peterman
OG Dylan Gandy

C Dominic Raiola

DE Cliff Avril
DE Kyle Vanden Bosch
DE Lawrence Jackson
DE Willie Young
DE Ronnell Lewis

DT Ndamukong Suh
DT Corey Williams
DT Nick Fairley
DT Sammie Hill

LB Stephen Tulloch
LB DeAndre Levy
LB Justin Durant
LB Doug Hogue
LB Ashlee Palmer
LB Travis Lewis
LB Tahir Whitehead

CB Chris Houston
CB Jacob Lacey
CB Bill Bentley
CB Kevin Barnes
CB Jonte Green

S Louis Delmas
S Amari Spievey
S John Wendling
S Erik Coleman
S Ricardo Silva

K Jason Hanson

P Ben Graham

LS Don Muhlbach

Injured reserve:

  • OG Bill Nagy

Reserve PUP list:

  • RB Jahvid Best
  • CB Chris Greenwood


  • RB Mikel Leshoure

Released on Friday:

  • WR Patrick Edwards
  • WR Maurice Stovall
  • WR Nate Hughes
  • WR Lance Long
  • WR Wallace Miles
  • TE Alex Gottlieb
  • TE Austin Wells
  • OG Rodney Austin
  • OG Pat Boyle
  • C Dan Gerberry
  • DE Everette Brown
  • DE Ugo Chinasa
  • DE Edmon McClam
  • DT Andre Fluellen
  • DT Tracy Robertson
  • LB Carmen Messina
  • CB Justin Miller
  • CB Alphonso Smith
  • CB Ross Weaver
  • S Reshard Langford
  • P Ryan Donahue

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