Detroit Lions 53-man roster set

The Detroit Lions have shaved their roster down to 53 players. I would expect some acquisitions to be made in the following days to bolster a couple positions. 

Here were the following moves that were made in order to get their roster to the necessary number:


GM Bob Quinn traded CB Johnson Bademosi to the New England Patriots for a 2019 6th-round pick. 

Released (Vested Veterans):

T Nick Becton 

LB Thurston Armbrister
CB Adairius Barnes
WR Jace Billingsley
S Alex Carter
DT Ego Ferguson
WR Dontez Ford
QB Brad Kaaya
C Leo Koloamatangi
TE Khari Lee
DT Derrick Lott
DT Caushaud Lyons
S Rolan Milligan
T Storm Norton
DE Pat O’Connor
TE Scott Orndoff
WR Michael Rector
WR Noel Thomas
CB Josh Thornton
TE Robert Tonyan
TE Cole Wick
LB Antwione Williams


DE Armonty Bryant
DT Khyri Thornton

Reserve/Non-Football Injury (NFI):

P Sam Martin

Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform (PUP):

LT Taylor Decker

Some notable names to make the team: RB Tion Green, LB Nick Bellore, S Charles Washington, WR Jared Abbrederis & LB Steve Longa.

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