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Lions cuts: Leo Koloamatangi waived by Detroit

The rookie backup center is a likely candidate for the practice squad.

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According to ESPN’s Michael Rothstein, the Detroit Lions have waived center Leo Koloamatangi.

Koloamatangi entered training camp as a potential sleeper. The undrafted rookie took second-string reps at center for most of training camp, but failed to improve and suddenly saw his playing time given away to players like Graham Glasgow and even Joe Dahl. He stood out in a good way in the preseason finale, but it was too little, too late.

The Hawaii graduate still has a chance to potentially develop as a backup center if the Lions decide to bring him back on the practice squad. After a promising preseason and camp, you have to think that is where Koloamatangi is headed.

The Detroit Lions are currently down to 67 players. With Armonty Bryant and Khyri Thornton expected to go on the suspended list, and Taylor Decker expected to stay on the PUP list, the Lions are just 11 cuts away from 53 players.

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