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||CB Alex Carter|
|RB Zach Zenner|
|RB Dwayne Washington|
|RB George Winn||OT Riley Reiff||DT Haloti Ngata||CB Adairius Barnes|
|OT Taylor Decker||DT Tyrunn Walker|
|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||DT Gabe Wright||S Tavon Wilson|
|WR TJ Jones||DT Kerry Hyder||S Miles Killebrew|
|WR Anquan Boldin||OG Laken Tomlinson||S Don Carey|
|WR Andre Roberts||OG Larry Warford||S Isaiah Johnson|
|WR Jay Lee||OG Joe Dahl||LB DeAndre Levy|
|OG Brandon Thomas||LB Tahir Whitehead||K Matt Prater|
|WR Jace Billingsley||LB Josh Bynes|
|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|
|LB Zaviar Gooden|
|LB Jayson DiManche|