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NFL roster cuts 2015: Lions cut nine players, one to IR

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The Lions have begun their cut down to 75 by cutting nine players and sending one to injured reserve.

Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

The Detroit Lions have cut several players in an effort to get their roster down to 75 players by the deadline Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET. Here's a list of the players the Lions announced as released:

  • TE Deon Butler
  • WR Ryan Broyles
  • QB Garret Gilbert
  • WR Vernon Johnson
  • RB Desmond Martin
  • DT Roy Philon
  • CB Jocquel Skinner
  • CB R.J. Stanford
  • DE Erik Williams
In addition to those moves, the Lions also placed cornerback Chris Owens on the IR list, but did not disclose the injury.

The Lions are currently down to 78 players. Here's a look at who is left:

Players currently on roster: 78
QB Matthew Stafford TE Eric Ebron DE Ziggy Ansah CB Darius Slay
QB Dan Orlovsky TE Brandon Pettigrew DE Jason Jones CB Rashean Mathis
QB Kellen Moore TE Tim Wright DE Devin Taylor CB Nevin Lawson
QB Garrett Gilbert TE Casey Pierce DE Darryl Tapp CB Josh Wilson
TE Jacob Maxwell DE Larry Webster CB Quandre Diggs
RB Joique Bell TE Joseph Fauria DE Corey Wootton CB Alex Carter
RB Ameer Abdullah TE Deon Butler DE Phillip Hunt CB Crezdon Butler
RB Theo Riddick OT Riley Reiff DE Erik Williams CB Jocquel Skinner
RB George Winn OT LaAdrian Waddle CB R.J. Stanford
RB Zach Zenner OT Cornelius Lucas DT Haloti Ngata
RB Desmond Martin OT Corey Robinson DT Tyrunn Walker
OT Xavier Proctor DT Caraun Reid S Glover Quin
FB Emil Igwenagu DT Gabe Wright S James Ihedigbo
FB Michael Burton OG Laken Tomlinson DT Jermelle Cudjo S Don Carey
OG Larry Warford DT Kerry Hyder S Isa Abdul-Quddus
WR Calvin Johnson OG Manny Ramirez DT Jerel Worthy S Nate Ness
WR Golden Tate OG Torrian Wilson DT Roy Philon S Isaiah Johnson
WR Lance Moore OG Al Bond S Brian Suite
WR Corey Fuller LB DeAndre Levy
WR Jeremy Ross C Travis Swanson LB Stephen Tulloch K Matt Prater
WR TJ Jones C Taylor Boggs LB Tahir Whitehead K Kyle Brindza
WR Greg Salas C Braxston Cave LB Travis Lewis
WR Andrew Peacock C Joe Madsen LB Josh Bynes P Sam Martin
WR Vernon Johnson LB Kyle Van Noy
WR Ryan Broyles LB Julian Stanford LS Don Muhlbach
LB Brandon Copeland
LB Justin Cherocci

That leaves three more cuts to go before Tuesday's deadline.