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Lions roster for rookie minicamp includes 51 players

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A total of 51 players are set to attend the Detroit Lions' rookie minicamp this weekend.

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The roster for this weekend's Detroit Lions rookie minicamp is out (via MLive), and it is quite lengthy. There are a total of 51 players set to attend the minicamp, 28 of whom are either under contract or are unsigned draft picks. The other 23 players were invited on a tryout basis, and they will try to earn a contract offer over the course of the weekend.

Here's the full list:

Previously joined Lions

  • RB Steven Miller (Appalachian State)
  • WR Corey Fuller (Virginia Tech)
  • TE Jordan Thompson (Ohio)
  • OT J.B. Shugarts (Ohio State)
  • OG Darren Keyton (Central Michigan)
  • DE Kourtnei Brown (Clemson)
  • DT Xavier Proctor (North Carolina Central)
  • CB Aaron Hester (UCLA)

Draft picks

  • TE Eric Ebron (North Carolina)
  • OLB Kyle Van Noy (BYU)
  • C Travis Swanson (Arkansas)
  • CB Nevin Lawson (Utah State)
  • DE Larry Webster (Bloomsburg)
  • DT Caraun Reid (Princeton)
  • WR TJ Jones (Notre Dame)
  • K Nate Freese (Boston College)

Undrafted free agent signings

  • QB James Franklin (Missouri)
  • FB Chad Abram (Florida State)
  • WR Andrew Peacock (Appalachian State)
  • TE Jacob Maxwell (Louisiana-Lafayette)
  • OT Cornelius Lucas (Kansas State)
  • OG D.J. Morrell (Old Dominion)
  • OG Alex Bullard (Tennessee)
  • OG A.J. Dalton (Robert Morris)
  • LB Justin Jackson (Wake Forest)
  • CB Mohammed Seisay (Nebraska)
  • S Gabe Lynn (Oklahoma)
  • S Jerome Couplin (William & Mary)

Tryout players

  • QB Jonathon Jennings (Saginaw Valley State)
  • RB Rolandan Finch (Norfolk State)
  • RB Vintavious Cooper (East Carolina)
  • WR Charlie Moore (Oklahoma State)
  • WR Deandre Cooper (Prairie View A&M)
  • WR Jon Greenwalt (Louisiana Tech)
  • WR Joe Price (Villanova)
  • TE Jimmie Johnson (Bryant)
  • OT Jake Olson (Central Michigan)
  • OT John Prior (Ohio)
  • OG Josh Jenkins (West Virginia)
  • DE Kalonji Kashama (Eastern Michigan)
  • DE Jake Metz (Shippensburg)
  • DT Greg Hickman (Florida International)
  • DT Gilbert Pena (Ole Miss)
  • LB Brett Pasche (Hillsdale)
  • LB Shamari Benton (Central Michigan)
  • CB Deven Drane (Cincinnati)
  • CB Fidel Montgomery (South Florida)
  • S Garrett Waggoner (Dartmouth)
  • S Isaiah Newsome (Louisiana-Monroe)
  • P Nick Liste (Youngstown State)
  • LS Ryan Iverson (Colorado)