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Lions roster cuts: Jacob Maxwell, Bryce Quigley released

The Detroit Lions are back down to 75 players after releasing tight end Jacob Maxwell and offensive lineman Bryce Quigley.

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The Detroit Lions are back at 75 players. They actually got down to 75 players on Monday, but they later added a pair of waiver claims. This meant that they had to part ways with two more players to get back to 75 before Tuesday afternoon's deadline, and they did that by releasing tight end Jacob Maxwell and offensive lineman Bryce Quigley.

Maxwell joined the Lions in May as an undrafted free agent. With Eric Ebron, Brandon Pettigrew and Joseph Fauria ahead of him on the depth chart, Maxwell was really just competing for a spot on the practice squad, and it appears he lost out to Jordan Thompson in that competition.

As for Quigley, he also joined the Lions as an undrafted free agent. He didn't actually sign with the Lions until after their minicamp in June, though, so he had a late start on things. As a result, it's no surprise that he has been let go. Like Maxwell, Quigley was really just trying to get into the mix for the practice squad, but with him being released in the first round of cuts, he's probably not a candidate for it.

With the Lions back at 75 players, their roster should be set for Thursday's preseason finale. After that, the Lions will have to get down to 53 players by 4 p.m. ET on Saturday.

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