Jul 26, 2013; Allen Park, MI, USA; Detroit Lions cornerback Ross Weaver (34) safety Chris Hope (43) and offensive tackle Derek Hardman (73) during training camp at the Detroit Lions training facility. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Lions Working Their Way Down to 75 Players, Cut Ronnell Lewis


The Detroit Lions have until Tuesday afternoon to trim their roster down to 75 players but they are wasting no time in inching towards that mark.

One day after cutting wide receiver Chaz Schilens, cornerback Domonique Johnson and guard Derek Hardman and designating cornerback Ross Weaver and defensive tackle John Drew waived/injured, the Lions have released five more.

The biggest name is Ronnell Lewis, the team’s 2012 fourth round pick. Lewis wasn’t even able to get on the field as a special teamer as the team expected and no longer fits the physical profile the team is looking for in their defensive ends. Despite massive turnover at the position from a year ago, Lewis has been buried on the depth chart behind new addition veterans like Jason Jones and Israel Idonije and rookies Ziggy Ansah and Devin Taylor.

Safety Chris Hope, cornerback Myron Lewis, and wide receiver Cody Wilson were also let go today. The Lions have five more decisions to make before Tuesday’s 4 p.m. deadline.

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  • Sam T

    Guess Mathis’ play has lead to the loss of Hope? (hehe)
    Lewis gone, no surprise. Very comfortable at DE without him, and the change in approach (arm length) left him doomed.

    Anyone got any predictions for the final five cuts? Will it be the moment that Rugland goes, Moore/Lewis is sorted, Tackle sorted, TE sorted?

  • straw walker

    I think they will keep Rugland to the very last, as a trade bait. He will play in the NFL, with somebody.