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2023 Detroit Lions practice squad, waiver wire tracker; updated 53-man roster

We’re keeping track of all the Detroit Lions waiver wire claims, practice squad signings and the final destinations of players who were cut by Detroit.

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The Detroit Lions may have their initial 53-man roster, but there’s a reason we call it the “initial” 53-man roster and not the “final” 53-man roster. Even over the course of 24 hours after the Lions made their roster cutdowns, they are likely to make several more changes.

Players may be placed on injured reserve, the Lions may put in a waiver claim for a player, or maybe there’s a kicker trade coming around the corner. Additionally, after Noon ET on Wednesday, the Lions will start officially building their 16-man practice squad. In other words, there is still plenty of roster maneuvering to do.

This post will serve as a tracker for all of the remaining roster moves that the Lions make, be it for their 53-man roster or their practice squad. Additionally, at the bottom of this post will be an updated 53-man roster.

Beyond that, we will also be tracking the Lions players who were cut, and where they end up landing, if they don’t come back to Detroit. Last year, there were only a few players who immediately found new homes: Riley Patterson (Jaguars), Kalil Pimpleton (Giants practice squad), Mark Gilbert (Steelers practice squad), and David Blough (Vikings practice squad). This year, there has already been one, with offensive tackle Germain Ifedi expected to sign with the Buffalo Bills.

Waiver wire claims will be processed at Noon ET on Wednesday, and that’s when we should start seeing action with new additions and practice squad signings. Follow along below.

New Lions additions to 53-man roster

  • NONE

Former Lions heading elsewhere

Waived players claimed by another team

Lions released players signed by another team

Lions players who cleared waivers (now a free agent)

  • QB Adrian Martinez
  • WR Trinity Benson
  • WR Avery Davis
  • TE Daniel Helm
  • OT Obinna Eze
  • OL Darrin Paulo
  • C Alex Mollette
  • DL Cory Durden
  • CB Colby Richardson
  • S Brady Breeze
  • S Scott Nelson

Practice Squad news

Detroit Lions 2023 practice squad members (16 players max)

Note: All signings are confirmed by the team unless otherwise stated

  1. QB David Blough
  2. RB Zonovan Knight
  3. WR Dylan Drummond
  4. WR Maurice Alexander
  5. WR Daurice Fountain
  6. TE Darrell Daniels
  7. G Kayode Awosika
  8. G Michael Niese
  9. OT Max Pircher — does not count against 16-man roster as an International Pathways exemption
  10. OT Connor Galvin
  11. EDGE Raymond Johnson III
  12. DL Quinton Bohanna
  13. DT Chris Smith
  14. LB Trevor Nowaske
  15. CB Chase Lucas
  16. S Brandon Joseph
  17. K Michael Badgley

Updated 2023 Detroit Lions 53-man roster

Quarterback (2)

Jared Goff
Teddy Bridgewater

Reserve/NFI list: Hendon Hooker

Running back (4)

David Montgomery
Jahmyr Gibbs
Craig Reynolds
Jason Cabinda (FB)

Wide receiver (5)

Amon-Ra St. Brown
Josh Reynolds
Kalif Raymond
Marvin Jones
Antoine Green

Suspended list: Jameson Williams

Tight end (3)

Sam LaPorta
Brock Wright
James Mitchell

Offensive line (8)

Taylor Decker
Jonah Jackson
Frank Ragnow
Halapoulivaati Vaitai
Penei Sewell
Graham Glasgow
Colby Sorsdal
Matt Nelson

Interior defensive line (5)

Alim McNeill
Isaiah Buggs
Levi Onwuzurike
Benito Jones
Brodric Martin

EDGE (6)

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

Linebacker (6)

Alex Anzalone
Derrick Barnes
Jack Campbell
Malcolm Rodriguez
Jalen Reeves-Maybin
Anthony Pittman

Cornerback (7)

Cameron Sutton
Jerry Jacobs
Emmanuel Moseley
Brian Branch
Will Harris
Steven Gilmore
Khalil Dorsey

Safety (4)

C.J. Gardner-Johnson
Kerby Joseph
Tracy Walker
Ifeatu Melifonwu

Special teams (3)

Jack Fox (P)
Scott Daly (LS)
Riley Patterson (K)

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