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Lions roster cuts: Jonte Green, two others released

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The Detroit Lions have gotten down to 75 players by releasing Jonte Green and two others. Also, they put DeJon Gomes on injured reserve.

Leon Halip

The Detroit Lions are down to 75 players. In addition to the three players released earlier on Monday, the Lions parted ways with cornerback Jonte Green, fullback Chad Abram and cornerback Aaron Hester. Also, they put safety DeJon Gomes on injured reserve with a neck injury.

Green is definitely the most notable player in this round of cuts. He was picked by the Lions in the sixth round in 2012, and he made a total of seven starts in his first two seasons in the NFL. He actually just intercepted a pass against the Jacksonville Jaguars last week, but that wasn't enough to keep him on the roster going forward.

As for the other two releases, neither player was really in the mix for the 53-man roster. Abram was pretty highly thought of when he signed as an undrafted free agent, but he wasn't able to pass Jed Collins or Montell Owens on the depth chart. And Hester was pretty far down on the cornerback depth chart, so his release is no surprise.

The other move to get down to 75 players -- putting Gomes on IR -- came after he suffered a neck injury on an ugly collision against the Oakland Raiders. He was expected to make the 53-man roster, so there is now a spot open at safety. This is obviously tough news for Gomes, but this means that at least one of Isa Abdul-Quddus and Jerome Couplin will likely make the team, and it's possible that both players could end up surviving the final round of cuts.