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2021 Detroit Lions roster cuts tracker: Latest news, updates

Tracking every Lions’ roster update as they happen.

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With the final preseason game in the books, the Detroit Lions have a few days to figure out how they want to construct their 53-man roster. This year’s deadline is a little different. In the past, every team’s final preseason game would fall on a Thursday, and the roster would have to be cut down by Saturday afternoon.

This year, preseason finales were spread across the entire weekend, with the 53-man deadline on Tuesday. That gives the Lions a small advantage to really take an extra couple of days to consider every possible avenue for their roster.

Following the final preseason game against the Colts, Lions head coach Dan Campbell told the media that he plans on taking his time with these cuts, likely saving his final choices until Monday, because another team may make a roster move that could impact their choices.

“You’re hoping that somebody made – while you’re making these decisions, have they let somebody go that you think can help you now?” Campbell said. “Then that helps your decision moving forward maybe with some guys you haven’t moved on from yet or decide what you’re going to do.”

So as roster cuts come trickling in, we’ll be tracking them all right now from 80 to 53. Refresh this page through 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday, the deadline for all 32 teams.

Note: We are starting the roster at 79 players, not 80. Defensive lineman Jashon Cornell is suspended for the first three games of the season, so the Lions will either cut him or place him on the reserve/suspended list, which does not count against the 53-man roster.

While you wait, some relevant reading material

Monday’s cuts

Latest cuts, last updated: Tuesday, 4:00 p.m. ET

  • RB Craig Reynolds (per Dave Birkett) - Story
  • DT Bruce Hector (per Tom Pelissero) - Story
  • LB Jahlani Tavai (per Adam Schefter) - Story
  • WR Geronimo Allison (per Tom Pelissero) - Story
  • LB Tavante Beckett (per Birkett)
  • OT Darrin Paulo (per Brikett)
  • RB David Mills - Per team statement
  • TE Alize Mack - Per team statement
  • TE Brock Wright - Per team statement
  • WR Javon McKinley - Per team statement
  • WR Sage Surratt - Per team statement
  • G Tommy Kraemer - Per team statement
  • EDGE Rashod Berry - Per team statement
  • NB Corn Elder - Per team statement
  • NB Nickell Robey-Coleman - Per team statement
  • S Jalen Elliott - Per team statement
  • K Randy Bullock - Per team statement
  • K Zane Gonalez - Per team statement

Added via trade:

Current Lions roster: 53 players

Quarterback (3)

Jared Goff
Tim Boyle
David Blough

Running backs (5)

D’Andre Swift
Jamaal Williams
Jermar Jefferson
Godwin Igwebuike
Jason Cabinda
Dedrick Mills
Craig Reynolds - (per Birkett) - Story

Wide receivers (6)

Tyrell Williams
Amon-Ra St. Brown
Kalif Raymond
Quintez Cephus
Trinity Benson - acquired via trade with Broncos
Tom Kennedy
Sage Surratt
Javon McKinley
Geronimo Allison — (per Pelissero) - Story
Breshad Perriman - (per Schefter) - Story
Victor Bolden - per Dan Campbell - Story
Damion Ratley - per Dan Campbell - Story

Tight ends (2)

T.J. Hockenson
Darren Fells
Alize Mack
Brock Wright

Offensive line (8)

Taylor Decker
Jonah Jackson
Frank Ragnow
Halapoulivaati Vaitai
Penei Sewell
Matt Nelson
Evan Brown
Logan Stenberg
Tommy Kraemer
Darrin Paulo - (per Brikett)
Tyrell Crosby - Waived injured - Story
Dan Skipper - Waived/injured - Story
Evan Heim - per Dan Campbell - Story

Defensive tackle (7)

Michael Brockers
Alim McNeill
Da’Shawn Hand
Nick Williams
Levi Onwuzurike
John Penisini
Kevin Strong
Bruce Hector (per Tom Pelissero) — Story
Miles Brown - per Dan Campbell - Story
Jashon Cornell — will be placed on the suspended list or cut

EDGE (5)

Trey Flowers
Romeo Okwara
Julian Okwara
Austin Bryant
Charles Harris
Rashod Berry

Linebacker (5)

Jamie Collins Sr.
Alex Anzalone
Derrick Barnes
Jalen Reeves-Maybin
Anthony Pittman
Tavante Beckett (per Birkett)
Jahlani Tavai (per Adam Schefter) — Story

Cornerback (6)

Jeff Okudah
Amani Oruwariye
Ifeatu Melifonwu
A.J. Parker
Bobby Price
Jerry Jacobs
Nickell Robey-Coleman
Corn Elder
Mike Ford — (per Birkett) — Story

Safety (4)

Tracy Walker
Will Harris
Dean Marlowe
C.J. Moore
Jalen Elliott
Alijah Holder - (per Tom Pelissero) - Story

Specialists (2)

K Randy Bullock
K Zane Gonzalez
P Jack Fox
LS Scott Daly