With just an hour to go until the 4 pm E.T. deadline for teams to make their final 53-man rosters, the Lions have begun to cut more and more players. Tight end Adam Fuehne, probably an odd-man-out in the curious case of the tight end position, was released by the team on Saturday.
Detroit releases TE Adam Fuehne (Southern Illinois/Breese Mater Dei).— Jim Thomas (@jthom1) September 3, 2016
Fuehne was one of the 12 initial undrafted free agent signings this season. From Southern Illinois, Fuehne was always considered a long shot to make the roster. Even among UDFAs, Fuehne was overshadowed by fellow tight end Cole Wick. Fuehne did make a touchdown catch in the preseason finale against the Bills, but failed to make much of an impact otherwise, grabbing just one catch through the first three games.
With Fuehne gone, it appears Wick may have managed to make the final roster. That’s a huge accomplishment for the rookie out of Incarnate Word, even if he was helped by the Lions’ injury situation at the position.