As Friday draws towards a close, the Detroit Lions are continuing to make their way down to their 53-man roster limit that looms at 4 p.m. ET on Saturday. According to the Detroit Free Press, over a dozen Lions players have already been notified that they have been cut. So far, we’ve only heard of six.
The most recent player on that list is tight end Marcus Lucas. According to ESPN’s Michael Rothstein, Lucas has been cut.
Despite Jeremy’s love for him in the Name Bracket Tournament, Lucas was unable secure himself a spot on the Lions roster. He caught 10 passes (most for a Lions tight end) for 59 yards in the preseason (second most for a Lions tight end, behind Hakeem Valles), and added a touchdown against the Buccaneers. Unfortunately, most of Lucas’s snaps were deep into the second half, and he was unable to climb up the depth chart.
Lucas is the first of the cuts among tight ends, and we’re still waiting to see how many the team will carry, including the aforementioned Valles or last year’s fourth-round pick Michael Roberts.