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2023 Detroit Lions roster cuts tracker: Latest news, moves to 53-man roster

A live-updating post on the Detroit Lions 2023 roster cuts and the players remaining on the 53-man roster.

Syndication: Detroit Free Press Kirthmon F. Dozier / USA TODAY NETWORK

We’ve reached one of the worst parts of the NFL annual schedule. The preseason is over, but the regular season hasn’t begun. What sits in between those dates is cutdown day.

By 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday, the Detroit Lions and the other 31 teams must trim their roster down nearly in half—going from 90 to 53. For players who have spent the last few months fighting and scraping their way to display their skills, it’s a nerve-racking day spent hoping the phone never rings.

While the Lions have until Tuesday to get down to 53 players, coach Dan Campbell said after Friday’s preseason finale that he expects to make the cuts gradually throughout the next few days.

“I don’t see this being one big cut,” Campbell said. “I think we’re going to need to disperse it a little bit. I think (Saturday) we’re going to have a real good feel of where we’re at—at least 99 percent of the roster.”

So as the news comes in over the weekend and into early next week, we’ll be keeping track of it all. We won’t just be listing the players who have been cut, but below you’ll see an up-to-date roster of the players remaining and the amount of cuts that still need to be made.

Latest roster moves/cuts:


  • TE Darrell Daniels (per Aaron Wilson)
  • K Parker Romo (per Tom Pelissero)
  • S Brandon Joseph (per Dave Birkett)
  • CB Emmanuel Moseley was Removed from PUP (per Adam Schefter) Our Story
  • RB Benny Snell (per Jeremy Fowler)
  • CB Starling Thomas V (per Jeremy Fowler) Our Story
  • Nate Sudfeld to Injured Reserve (Per Lions announcement)
  • RB Craig Reynolds (Per Lions announcement)
  • RB Jermar Jefferson waived injured (Per Lions announcement)
  • WR Chase Cota with an injury settlement (Per Lions announcement)
  • WR Maurice Alexander (Per Lions announcement)
  • OL Max Pircher (Per Lions announcement)
  • C Brad Cecil (Per Lions announcement)
  • DT Cory Durden (Per Lions announcement)
  • DT Chris Smith (Per Lions announcement)
  • LB Trevor Nowaske (Per Lions announcement)
  • S Brady Breeze (Per Lions announcement)



Here’s a look at the Lions roster as it currently stands.

Total players on the roster: 53

Decisions remaining: 0

Quarterback (2)

Jared Goff
Teddy Bridgewater
Nate Sudfeld — Placed on IR (Per Lions announcement)
Adrian Martinez (per Dave Birkett)
Hendon Hooker — Being placed on reserve/NFI (per Rapoport) Our story

Running back (3)

David Montgomery
Jahmyr Gibbs
Jason Cabinda (FB)
Craig Reynolds (Per Lions announcement)
Jermar Jefferson — waived injured, (Per Lions announcement)
Benny Snell (per Jeremy Fowler)
Devine Ozigbo (per Lions announcement)

Wide receiver (5)

Amon-Ra St. Brown
Josh Reynolds
Kalif Raymond
Marvin Jones
Antoine Green
Chase Cota with injury settlement, (Per Lions announcement)
Maurice Alexander (Per Lions announcement)
Dylan Drummond (per Dave Birkett) Our story
Trinity Benson (per Lions announcement)
Avery Davis (per Lions announcement)
Jason Moore (per Lions announcement)

Suspended list: Jameson Williams (not official yet, but we’re counting it)

Tight end (3)

Brock Wright
Sam LaPorta
James Mitchell
Darrell Daniels (per Aaron Wilson)
Daniel Helm (per Aaron Wilson)

Offensive line (8)

Taylor Decker
Jonah Jackson
Frank Ragnow
Halapoulivaati Vaitai
Penei Sewell
Graham Glasgow
Colby Sorsdal
Matt Nelson
Brad Cecil (Per Lions announcement)
Max Pircher (Per Lions announcement)
Kayode Awosika (per Dave Birkett)
Ryan Swoboda (per Dave Birkett)
Connor Galvin (per Jordan Schultz)
Germain Ifedi (per Lions announcement)
Bobby Hart (per Lions announcement)
Darrin Paulo (per Lions announcement)
Obinna Eze (per Lions announcement)
Alex Mollette (per Dave Birkett)

Interior defensive line (5)

Alim McNeill
Isaiah Buggs
Levi Onwuzurike
Benito Jones
Brodric Martin
Cory Durden (Per Lions announcement)
Chris Smith (Per Lions announcement)
Christian Covington (per Tom Pelissero)

EDGE (7)

Aidan Hutchinson
Charles Harris
John Cominsky
Josh Paschal
James Houston
Romeo Okwara
Julian Okwara

Linebacker (6)

Alex Anzalone
Jack Campbell
Malcolm Rodriguez
Derrick Barnes
Jalen Reeves-Maybin
Anthony Pittman
Trevor Nowaske (Per Lions announcement)

Cornerback (7)

Cameron Sutton
Jerry Jacobs
Emmanuel Moseley — Removed from PUP (per Adam Schefter) Our Story
Brian Branch
Will Harris
Steven Gilmore
Khalil Dorsey
Starling Thomas V (per Jeremy Fowler) Our Story
Chase Lucas (per Mike Garafolo)
Colby Richardson (per Lions announcement)

Safety (4)

C.J. Gardner-Johnson
Kerby Joseph
Tracy Walker
Ifeatu Melifonwu
Brady Breeze (Per Lions announcement)
Brandon Joseph (per Dave Birkett)
Scott Nelson (per Lions announcement)

Special teams (3)

Jack Fox (P)
Scott Daly (LS)
Riley Patterson (K)
Parker Romo (K) (per Tom Pelissero)

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