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NFL cuts are fast approaching. Here are the times and deadlines for the Detroit Lions to get down to a 75 and 53-man roster.

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As the preseason comes to a close next Thursday, the Detroit Lions will be faced with some tough decisions. Position battles seem to be extra tight this year, and the Lions will have to unfortunately cut some talented players.

Here's the roster as it currently stands:

Players currently on roster: 88
QB Matthew Stafford
QB Dan Orlovsky
QB Kellen Moore
QB Garrett Gilbert

RB Joique Bell
RB Ameer Abdullah
RB Theo Riddick
RB George Winn
RB Zach Zenner
RB Desmond Martin

FB Emil Igwenagu
FB Michael Burton

WR Calvin Johnson
WR Golden Tate
WR Lance Moore
WR Corey Fuller
WR Jeremy Ross
WR TJ Jones
WR Ryan Broyles
WR Greg Salas
WR Andrew Peacock
WR Vernon Johnson

TE Eric Ebron
TE Brandon Pettigrew
TE Joseph Fauria
TE Deon Butler
TE Casey Pierce 
TE Jacob Maxwell

OT Riley Reiff
OT LaAdrian Waddle
OT Cornelius Lucas
OT Corey Robinson
OT Xavier Proctor

OG Laken Tomlinson
OG Larry Warford
OG Manny Ramirez
OG Torrian Wilson
OG Al Bond

C Travis Swanson
C Taylor Boggs
C Braxston Cave
C Joe Madsen

DE Ziggy Ansah
DE Jason Jones
DE Devin Taylor
DE Darryl Tapp
DE Larry Webster
DE Corey Wootton
DE Phillip Hunt
DE Erik Williams

DT Haloti Ngata
DT Tyrunn Walker
DT Caraun Reid
DT Gabe Wright
DT Jermelle Cudjo
DT Roy Philon
DT Kerry Hyder
DT Jerel Worthy

LB DeAndre Levy
LB Stephen Tulloch
LB Tahir Whitehead
LB Travis Lewis
LB Josh Bynes
LB Kyle Van Noy
LB Julian Stanford
LB Brandon Copeland
LB Justin Cherocci

CB Darius Slay
CB Rashean Mathis
CB Nevin Lawson
CB Josh Wilson
CB Quandre Diggs
CB Alex Carter
CB Crezdon Butler
CB R.J. Stanford
CB Chris Owens
CB Jocquel Skinner

S Glover Quin
S James Ihedigbo
S Don Carey
S Isa Abdul-Quddus
S Nate Ness
S Isaiah Johnson
S Brian Suite

K Matt Prater
K Kyle Brindza

P Sam Martin

LS Don Muhlbach

When do the Lions need to get down to 75 players?

Tuesday, Sept. 1, 4 p.m. ET.

When do the Lions need to get down to 53 players?

Saturday, Sept. 5, 4 p.m. ET.