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NFL roster cuts: Detroit Lions waive cornerback Chris Jones

Another Lions cornerback has been cut.

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The Detroit Lions’ quest to a 53-man roster continues on Saturday afternoon, as they creep closer to the 4 p.m. ET deadline. According to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, the Lions are one player closer to that goal.

Rookie cornerback Chris Jones has been waived.

Jones had a poor 2017 season for Nebraska, but was a highly touted prospect prior to the season before injury derailed his year. He was signed to the Lions with little fanfare, but has been getting a ton of snaps in the preseason. He’s done well in those snaps, but it wasn’t enough to secure a roster spot at one of the team’s deepest position groups.

Jones is probably going to find himself on the practice squad after a strong preseason performance, but he’s also one to watch on the waiver wire as several teams were eyeing him pre draft and may try to snatch him.

Catch up with all of the Lions’ cuts with our 2018 tracker.