Jul 26, 2013; Allen Park, MI, USA; Detroit Lions safety Amari Spievey (42) during training camp at the Detroit Lions training facility. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Lions Cut Amari Spievey and Blake Clingan

Moments after finding out the Detroit Lions had cut cornerback Ron Bartell, we now learn safety Amari Speivey has joined him as a former member of the Lions secondary.

Originally drafted as a cornerback in 2010, Speivey was quickly converted to safety. His play was characterized by inconsistency and battled injuries during his time with the Lions.

Spievey’s release could be seen as good news for Tyrell Johnson’s chances of making the roster. There are more cuts to go but Johnson can provide good special teams play and safety depth.

Punter Blake Clingan has also been released according to his twitter account. The move comes as no surprise as 2013 fifth-round pick had clearly outperformed him in camp and preseason games.

The updated roster with more cuts to go:

Quarterback (3)
Matthew Stafford
Shaun Hill
Kellen Moore

Running Back (6)
Reggie Bush
Joique Bell
Mikel Leshoure
Montell Owens
Theo Riddick
Steven Miller

Fullback (1)
Shaun Chapas

Wide Receiver (7)
Calvin Johnson
Ryan Broyles
Nate Burleson
Patrick Edwards
Matt Willis
Kris Durham
Micheal Spurlock
Corey Fuller

Tight End (4)
Brandon Pettigrew
Tony Scheffler
Joseph Fauria
Michael Williams

Offensive Tackle (4)
Riley Reiff
Jason Fox
Corey Hilliard
LaAdrian Waddle
Kevin Haslam

Offensive Guard (4)
Rob Sims
Larry Warford
Dylan Gandy
Jake Scott
Rodney Austin
Darren Keyton

Center (2)
Dominic Raiola
Leroy Harris

Kicker (1)
David Akers

Punter (2)
Sam Martin
Blake Clingan

Long Snapper (1)
Don Muhlbach

Defensive End (5)
Ziggy Ansah
Jason Jones
Willie Young
Israel Idonije
Devin Taylor

Defensive Tackle (7)
Ndamukong Suh
Nick Fairley
C.J. Mosley
Justin Bannan
Jimmy Saddler-McQueen
Ogemdi Nwagbuo
Andre Fluellen
Xavier Proctor

Linebacker (7)
Stephen Tulloch
DeAnre Levy
Ashlee Palmer
Tahir Whitehead
Travis Lewis
Chris White
Rocky McIntosh
Jon Morgan
Brandon Hepburn

Cornerback (5)
Chris Houston
Darius Slay
Ron Bartell
Bill Bentley
Rashean Mathis
Jonte Green
Chris Greenwood

Safety (5)
Glover Quin
Louis Delmas
Don Carey
John Wendling
Amari Spievey
Tyrell Johnson
Martavius Neloms

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