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2022 Detroit Lions roster cuts tracker: Latest news, moves trimming to 53 players

A live-updating post on the latest Detroit Lions roster cuts, news, and notes, as they trim to 53 players by Tuesday’s deadline.

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From now until 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday, NFL general managers will agonize over their roster. With most rosters currently at 80 players, all NFL teams must trim that to 53 by Tuesday’s deadline. Not only are these choices extremely hard to make, but the emotional toll can be devastating for the coaches, administrators and—of course—the players themselves.

For the Detroit Lions, it feels like coach Dan Campbell and general manager Brad Holmes have much tougher decisions ahead of them than in Year 1 of the regime. The Lions are going to have to cut some talented players who will likely find a home elsewhere. Detroit will also likely scour the waiver wire on their own, too, adding a player or two who didn’t spend a second in Lions training camp.

It’s the cruel reality of the NFL, but a necessary step to get us to the regular season.

Last year, the Lions split their cuts between Monday and Tuesday, and there’s no reason to believe they’ll change that this year. So our 2022 roster cuts tracker has been posted bright and early to give you the latest transactions for the Lions while giving you an overview of where the roster currently stands.

Latest cuts:

  • LB Anthony Pittman (per Dave Birkett)
  • CB AJ Parker (per Tom Pelissero)
  • CB Jerry Jacobs — moving to reserve/PUP (per Ian Rapoport)
  • S C.J. Moore — Lions plan to waive/injure (per Jeremy Fowler)
  • DT Bruce Hector (per Tom Pelissero)
  • RB Justin Jackson, per Lions
  • OT Dan Skipper, per Lions
  • WR Maurice Alexander, per Lions
  • CB Cedric Boswell, per Lions
  • TE Derrick Deese, per Lions
  • OT Obinna Eze, per Lions
  • EDGE James Houston, per Lions
  • RB Godwin Igwebuike, per Lions
  • K Riley Patterson, per Lions
  • OL Darrin Paulo, per Lions
  • EDGE Eric Banks (waived/injured), per Lions
  • WR Trinity Benson (waived/injured), per Lions
  • DT Jashon Cornell (waived/injured), per Lions
  • G Kevin Jarvis (waived/injured), per Lions

Monday’s cuts:

Injured list:

Current Lions roster: 53 players

Quarterback (2)

Jared Goff
David Blough
Tim Boyle — (per Tom Pelissero), POD story

Running back (4)

D’Andre Swift
Jamaal Williams
Craig Reynolds
Jermar Jefferson
Godwin Igwebuike — Per team release
Justin Jackson — Per team release

Wide receiver (5)

DJ Chark
Josh Reynolds
Amon-Ra St. Brown
Kalif Raymond
Quintez Cephus
Trinity Benson — released with an injury designation, per team release
Maurice Alexander — Per team release
Kalil Pimpleton — (per Aaron Wilson), POD story
Tom Kennedy(per Tom Pelissero), POD story

Tight end (4)

T.J. Hockenson
Brock Wright
James Mitchell
Shane Zylstra
Derek Deese Jr. — Per team release
Devin Funchess — (per Jordan Schultz), POD story

Offensive line (9)

Taylor Decker
Jonah Jackson
Frank Ragnow
Halapoulivaati Vaitai
Penei Sewell
Matt Nelson
Evan Brown
Tommy Kraemer
Logan Stenberg
Dan Skipper — Per team release
Obinna Eze — Per team release
Kevin Jarvis — released with an injury designation, per team release
Darrin Paulo — Per team release
Kendall Lamm — (per Dave Birkett), POD story

Interior defensive line (5)

Michael Brockers
Alim McNeill
Levi Onwuzurike
Isaiah Buggs
Demetrius Taylor
Jashon Cornell — released with an injury designation, per team release
Bruce Hector (per Tom Pelissero), POD story

Edge rusher (5)

Aidan Hutchinson
Charles Harris
Julian Okwara
Austin Bryant
John Cominsky
James Houston — Per team release
Eric Banks — released with an injury designation, per team release

Linebacker (5)

Alex Anzalone
Derrick Barnes
Malcolm Rodriguez
Chris Board
Josh Woods
Anthony Pittman — (per Dave Birkett), POD story
Jarrad Davis — (per Ian Rapoport), POD story

Cornerback (6)

Amani Oruwariye
Jeff Okudah
Will Harris
Bobby Price
Mike Hughes
Chase Lucas
Cedric Boswell — Per team release
AJ Parker (per Tom Pelissero), POD story
Jerry JacobsMoving to reserve/PUP POD story
Saivion Smith (per Dave Birkett), POD story
Mark Gilbert (per Ari Meirov), POD story

Safety (5)

Tracy Walker
DeShon Elliott
Ifeatu Melifonwu
Kerby Joseph
JuJu Hughes
C.J. Moore (waive/injured per Jeremy Fowler), POD story

Specialists (3)

Jack Fox (P)
Scott Daly (LS)
Austin Seibert (K)
Riley Patterson (K) — Per team release

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