The Detroit Lions veterans report for 2021 training camp Tuesday, and the team is already making roster moves, announcing that veteran defensive tackle Brian Price is opting to retire from the NFL. He has been placed on the reserve/retired list and will not count against the Lions’ 90-man roster limit.
Price has been an NFL journeyman over his six-year NFL career, playing for six teams (including the Green Bay Packers twice) before joining the Lions in the spring. He was originally signed after the team released John Atkins as depth at the nose tackle position.
Checking in at No. 81 on our staff roster rankings, it was clear Price had a difficult road to the roster but he presented quick hands in minicamp and looked like he could be in competition for a reserve spot on the 53-man roster. Unfortunately, with two young nose tackles—both with significant upside—ahead of him on the depth chart, Price entered training camp third in line at a part-time position.
With Price retiring—the second Lions free agent to retire this season—the Lions currently have 88 players on their active roster with training camp practices set to open Wednesday. It’s unclear if the front office will add more players ahead of camp opening or if they will take more time to assess the roster before making any further roster moves.
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