The Detroit Lions got about the business of trimming their roster down to the final 53 this morning.
The first names to trickle out are wide receiver Corey Fuller, the team’s 2013 sixth-round pick, and undrafted free agents linebacker Jon Morgan and offensive lineman Darren Keyton.
None of the three are considered a surprise and all are eligible to be added to the Lions practice squad should they clear waivers.
A fourth cut has surfaced, second-year cornerback Chris Greenwood. Already a developmental player as a 2012 fifth-round pick out of Division III Albion, Greenwood was delayed as a result of spending his rookie year shelved on injured reserve. Many roster predictions had him missing the cut so this also doesn’t come as a big surprise. Greenwood is more likely than the other three released so far to be claimed by another team but should he clear waivers, the Lions would probably add him to the practice squad in a heartbeat.
Safety Martavius Neloms was waived-injured. Originally thought to be a practice squad candidate, Neloms suffered a foot injury against the Bills that may keep him out about two months.
That leaves 17 cuts to go. Here is where the roster stands as of this post:
Running Back (6)
Wide Receiver (7)
Tight End (4)
Offensive Tackle (5)
Offensive Guard (5)
Long Snapper (1)
Defensive End (5)
Defensive Tackle (8)