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Lions roster for rookie minicamp includes 59 players

A total of 59 players are set to attend the Detroit Lions' rookie minicamp this weekend.

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The roster for this weekend's Detroit Lions rookie minicamp is out, and it is quite lengthy. There are a total of 59 players set to attend the minicamp, 28 of whom are either under contract or are unsigned draft picks. The other 31 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 (via MLive):

Previously joined the Lions

  • WR Andrew Peacock (Appalachian State)
  • TE Jordan Thompson (Ohio)
  • C Braxston Cave (Notre Dame)
  • C Darren Keyton (Central Michigan)
  • DE Kerry Hyder (Texas Tech)
  • DT Roy Philon (Louisville)
  • DT Xavier Proctor (North Carolina Central)
  • LB Brandon Copeland (Pennsylvania)
  • LB Jerrell Harris (Alabama)

Draft picks

  • OG Laken Tomlinson (Duke)
  • RB Ameer Abdullah (Nebraska)
  • CB Alex Carter (Stanford)
  • DT Gabe Wright (Auburn)
  • FB Michael Burton (Rutgers)
  • CB Quandre Diggs (Texas)
  • OT Corey Robinson (South Carolina)

Undrafted free agent signings

  • QB Anthony Boone (Duke)
  • RB Rasheed Williams (Alfred State)
  • RB Zach Zenner (South Dakota State)
  • WR Vernon Johnson (Texas A&M University-Commerce)
  • WR Desmond Lawrence (North Carolina A&T)
  • TE Casey Pierce (Kent State)
  • OG Al Bond (Memphis)
  • OG Torrian Wilson (UCF)
  • LB Kevin Snyder (Rutgers)
  • S Isaiah Johnson (Georgia Tech)
  • S Brian Suite (Utah State)
  • K Kyle Brindza (Notre Dame)

Tryout players

  • QB Rob Bolden (Eastern Michigan)
  • RB Desmond Martin (Wayne State)
  • WR Marcus Beaurem (Tiffin)
  • WR Jarred Haggins (Florida State)
  • WR Nathan Hartline (Adrian College)
  • WR Erik Lora (Eastern Illinois)
  • WR Verlon Reed (Findlay)
  • TE Tyreese Russell (Eastern Michigan)
  • TE Josh Bordner (Boston College)
  • TE Deon Butler (Central Michigan)
  • OT Lincoln Hansen (Eastern Michigan)
  • OT Matt Hall (Belhaven College)
  • OT Dallas Lewallen (Wisconsin)
  • C Austin Gund (Richmond)
  • DE Nick Richardson (Abilene Christian)
  • DE Diaheem Watkins (UAB)
  • DE Reuben Frank (Connecticut)
  • DE Alec May (Georgetown)
  • DT Robert Howell (Northern State)
  • LB Justin Cherocci (Central Michigan)
  • LB Marcell Jones (Wayne State)
  • CB Delonte Hollowell (Michigan)
  • CB Tim Bennett (Indiana)
  • CB Deven Drane (Cincinnati)
  • CB Ryan Griffin (Jackson State)
  • S Nathan Lindsey (Fort Hays State)
  • S Bradley Njoku (Idaho)
  • S Zack Richardson (Henderson State)
  • K Kenny Spencer (North Alabama)
  • P Darragh O'Neill (Colorado)
  • LS Trever Kruzel (Northern Michigan)