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Lions roster cuts: Michael Egnew, Chris Greenwood released

Michael Egnew and Chris Greenwood are the latest Detroit Lions to be cut. Follow all of the Lions' moves as they get down to 53 players with our roster cuts tracker.

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According to Rand Getlin, the Detroit Lions have released tight end Michael Egnew. And according to Dave Birkett, cornerback Chris Greenwood has also been cut.

Egnew was with the Lions for less than a week. He was claimed off waivers from the Miami Dolphins on Monday, and now he's been released by another team. It's unclear why the Lions even bothered claiming him in the first place, but perhaps they see him as a candidate for the practice squad.

Greenwood, a fifth-round pick in 2012, was once again unable to survive the final round of cuts. That was the case in 2012 and 2013, when he ended up on the practice squad after being released. He actually spent some time on the Dallas Cowboys' active roster last season before eventually returning to Detroit, and he played in three games for the Lions toward the end of last season. This year, he could again end up on the practice squad in Detroit unless another team claims him off waivers.

The Lions are now past the halfway point of their cuts, and they have 62 players left on their roster.

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