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Lions roster cuts: Veteran safety Andrew Adams released

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The Lions’ first cut has been announced.

NFL: AUG 13 Detroit Lions Training Camp Photo by Allan Dranberg/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Detroit Lions kicked off their roster cuts on Friday afternoon. The first to be announced: veteran safety Andrew Adams, according to the Detroit Free Press.

Adams signed with the Lions coming off a four-interception, nine-passes defended season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Lions were drawn to his ball skills and ability to generate turnovers—an area in which Detroit struggled last year. He was another guy translating his skills from one sport to another. The former center fielder tracked down the football like he once chased fly balls.

Adams was impressive in the Lions’ mock game, catching an over-the-shoulder interception on the run. Then he stood out against the Houston Texans, picking off backup Joe Webb in the red zone. It’s surprising he was cut based on his strong performance and Detroit’s need for takeaways, but Detroit ultimately had a lot of depth at the safety position.

It’ll be interesting to see what Adams’ release means for the likes of Charles Washington and C.J. Moore.

Track all of the Lions’ cuts here.