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2015 roster cuts: Lions release Casey Pierce

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The Lions roster cuts have finally begun. The first casualty is Casey Pierce.

Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

The Lions roster cuts down to a 53-man roster has finally begun. Their first move was to cut Casey Pierceaccording to Dave Birkett.

Pierce joined the Lions this year as an undrafted free agent. Pierce's impressive four years at Kent State weren't enough to prepare him for the big leagues. Pierce was never really in the mix for the final roster, but if the Lions liked what they saw, they could stash him on the practice squad this year and see if he develops.

Remember to follow all of the Lions' roster cuts with our roster cuts tracker.