The 2022 Detroit Lions 53-man roster is set... for now. The Lions have made the necessary cuts to get down to the deadline by Tuesday’s 4 p.m. ET deadline.
On Monday, Lions coach Dan Campbell mentioned how this year’s cutdown was going to be much harder than it was in Year 1 of the rebuild.
“It’s a lot more difficult than even last year,” Campbell said. “It was tough last year, but this year it—because we are so much farther along. And it’s a credit to (general manager) Brad (Holmes), because our talent level is better, and the competition is better, and I’ll just say it again, the better the competition, the better the players rise to that occasion.”
Campbell also lived up to his word when he said that the team would be forced to cut players who were significant—and effective—contributors last year. Anthony Pittman, AJ Parker and C.J. Moore were all among 2021 players who didn’t make it to the initial 53-man roster.
“That’s a sign of progress, too,” Campbell said.
As always, this list should only be considered the initial 53-man roster, as most teams tinker with this lineup in the next 24-48 hours as they scour the waiver wire and make injury adjustments.
Without further ado, here is the Lions’ 2022 initial 53-man roster:
Running back (4)
Wide receiver (5)
Amon-Ra St. Brown
Tight end (4)
Offensive line (9)
Interior defensive line (5)
Edge rusher (5)
Jack Fox (P)
Scott Daly (LS)
Austin Seibert (K)