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Tracking the Detroit Lions cuts down to 75 men

Follow along here as we update live on the Detroit Lions roster cuts.

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After months and months of preparation, the Lions will begin their quest to find a final 53-man roster this week. The team’s roster must be cut down from 90 players to 75 by Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET. The Lions began Monday with 89 players left, after releasing Stevan Ridley.

The Lions need to be down to 53 men by Saturday, giving some players the opportunity to shine in the final preseason game against the Bills on Thursday. But for a handful of players that are released prior to then, they won’t have the chance.

We will be updating this post live as each of the cuts down to 75 roll in. Follow below for live updates on the Lions’ latest cuts, and a look at the roster as it currently stands.

UPDATE: 11:20 a.m ET: As first reported by Dave Birkett, the Lions will be releasing Geoff Schwartz.

UPDATE: 1:35 p.m. ET: Long snapper Jimmy Landes has been placed on injured reserve.

UPDATE: 1:40 p.m. ET: The Lions have released the following players: CB Crezdon Butler, TE Matthew Mulligan, K Devon Bell, WR Quinshad Davis, G Chase Farris, DE Deonte Gibson, DE Louis Palmer, CB Rashaad Reynolds, DE Quanterus Smith

Players currently on roster: 75
QB Matthew Stafford TE Eric Ebron DE Ziggy Ansah CB Darius Slay
QB Dan Orlovsky TE Andrew Quarless DE Devin Taylor CB Nevin Lawson
QB Jake Rudock TE Orson Charles DE Wallace Gilberry CB Quandre Diggs
TE Cole Wick DE Brandon Copeland CB Johnson Bademosi
RB Ameer Abdullah TE Adam Fuehne DE Anthony Zettel CB Darrin Walls
RB Theo Riddick TE Brandon Pettigrew (PUP) DE Deonte Gibson CB Alex Carter
RB Zach Zenner TE Matthew Mulligan DE Quanterus Smith CB Crezdon Butler
RB Dwayne Washington
CB Brandon McGee
RB George Winn OT Riley Reiff DT Haloti Ngata CB Adairius Barnes
OT Taylor Decker DT Tyrunn Walker CB Rashaad Reynolds
OT Michael Ola DT Caraun Reid CB Charles Washington
FB Michael Burton OT Cornelius Lucas DT A'Shawn Robinson
OT Corey Robinson DT Khyri Thornton S Glover Quin
WR Marvin Jones OT Luke Marquardt DT Stefan Charles S Rafael Bush
WR Golden Tate OT Chase Farris DT Gabe Wright S Tavon Wilson
WR TJ Jones DT Kerry Hyder S Miles Killebrew
WR Anquan Boldin OG Laken Tomlinson DT Louis Palmer S Don Carey
WR Andre Roberts OG Larry Warford S Isaiah Johnson
WR Jay Lee OG Joe Dahl LB DeAndre Levy
WR Quinshad Davis OG Brandon Thomas LB Tahir Whitehead K Matt Prater
WR Jace Billingsley OG Geoff Schwartz LB Josh Bynes K Devon Bell
WR Corey Fuller (PUP) LB Kyle Van Noy
C Travis Swanson LB Antwione Williams P Sam Martin
C Graham Glasgow LB Jon Bostic
C Gabe Ikard LB Khaseem Greene LS Don Muhlbach
C Lemuel Jeanpierre LB Chi Chi Ariguzo LS Jimmy Landes
LB Zaviar Gooden
LB Jayson DiManche

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