Detroit Lions Roster Cuts: Final 53-Man Roster

Aug 9, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) in the huddle in the first quarter of a preseason game against the New York Jets at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

The final cuts have been made and the Detroit Lions have set their 53-man roster ahead of today’s 6 p.m. ET deadline. While the roster is now set, don’t be surprised to see some changes in the coming days as the Lions work the trade and free agent markets.

We already know one move will be made with Montell Owens set to go on short term injured reserve. Once that move can actually be made on Tuesday, the Lions will have a roster spot to fill.

The Lions’ initial 53-man roster looks like this:

Quarterback (3)
Matthew Stafford
Shaun Hill
Kellen Moore

Running Back (5)
Reggie Bush
Joique Bell
Mikel Leshoure
Montell Owens
Theo Riddick

Wide Receiver (6)
Calvin Johnson
Ryan Broyles
Nate Burleson
Patrick Edwards
Kris Durham
Micheal Spurlock

Tight End (3)
Brandon Pettigrew
Tony Scheffler
Joseph Fauria

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

Offensive Guard (3)
Rob Sims
Larry Warford
Dylan Gandy

Center (2)
Dominic Raiola
Leroy Harris

Kicker (1)
David Akers

Punter (1)
Sam Martin

Long Snapper (1)
Don Muhlbach

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

Defensive Tackle (4)
Ndamukong Suh
Nick Fairley
C.J. Mosley
Justin Bannan

Linebacker (6)
Stephen Tulloch
DeAnre Levy
Ashlee Palmer
Tahir Whitehead
Travis Lewis
Rocky McIntosh

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

Safety (4)
Glover Quin
Louis Delmas
Don Carey
John Wendling

Topics: Detroit Lions, Roster

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  • HutzDaddy

    Can Williams go on IR today, or does he have to wait for next week too? That might be Durham’s spot gone.

    • HutzDaddy

      (And if they kept Durham over Willis…huh?!?)

  • Sam T

    WIllis gone. Consider me distraught.

    • Terry Welsh

      Willis will go to the practice squad is he clears waivers.