The Detroit Lions whittled their roster down to the 53-man roster limit on Saturday. Here is a look at how the roster currently stands:
|Players currently on roster: 53|
|QB Matthew Stafford||TE Eric Ebron||DE Ziggy Ansah||CB Darius Slay|
|QB Dan Orlovsky||TE Brandon Pettigrew||DE Jason Jones||CB Rashean Mathis|
|TE Tim Wright||DE Devin Taylor||CB Nevin Lawson|
|RB Joique Bell||DE Darryl Tapp||CB Josh Wilson|
|RB Ameer Abdullah||OT Riley Reiff||DE Phillip Hunt||CB Quandre Diggs|
|RB Theo Riddick||OT LaAdrian Waddle||CB Alex Carter|
|RB Zach Zenner||OT Cornelius Lucas||DT Haloti Ngata|
|OT Corey Robinson||DT Tyrunn Walker||S Glover Quin|
|FB Michael Burton||DT Caraun Reid||S James Ihedigbo|
|OG Laken Tomlinson||DT Gabe Wright||S Don Carey|
|WR Calvin Johnson||OG Larry Warford||S Isa Abdul-Quddus|
|WR Golden Tate||OG Manny Ramirez||LB DeAndre Levy|
|WR Lance Moore||LB Stephen Tulloch|
|WR Corey Fuller||C Travis Swanson||LB Tahir Whitehead||K Matt Prater|
|WR TJ Jones||C Taylor Boggs||LB Travis Lewis|
|LB Josh Bynes||P Sam Martin|
|LB Kyle Van Noy|
|LB Brandon Copeland||LS Don Muhlbach|
Remember the Lions may still make changes as they look at players that have been released from other teams. Additionally, the Lions will have to build a practice squad in the next upcoming days.
Here are my quick thoughts on the moves made by the Lions today:
- I was very pleased to see the Lions decide to go with just two quarterbacks. With Kellen Moore's practice squad eligibility, there was just no reason to keep him on the active roster. Whether Moore will accept a practice squad invitation, though, is a separate matter.
- I'm having a really, really hard time with Joseph Fauria's release. Not only because he was a fun personality to have on the team, but because we know very little about Tim Wright, other than the Buccaneers didn't want him.
- We are all on the Zach Zenner train.
- Good for TJ Jones on making the team. I really hope he can develop into a special teams threat that the Lions so desperately needs.
- I was pleasantly surprised at how many underdogs who made splashes in the preseason made the final roster. Zenner, Jones, Phillip Hunt, Taylor Boggs. Never say preseason doesn't matter. It mattered to those guys.
- It's always disappointing when the Lions part ways with a draft pick from the previous year, but cutting Larry Webster was absolutely the right move. Hopefully he finds the practice squad and can improve for next year.
How do you feel about the moves the Lions made today?