The Detroit Lions still have more work to do in getting down to the 53-player maximum by the 6 p.m. deadline and while the news so far to date has been about players getting cut, we know one bubble player is definitely safe.
The Lions will place running back Montell Owens on IR-designated to return. This allows the Lions to use to roster spot elsewhere while being able to bring back Owens later. The kicker is that the IR designation can’t become official until Tuesday so Owens will have to count against the 53-man roster today.
When healthy, Owens projects to be one of the team’s best special teams player.
Here is where the roster now stands:
Running Back (5)
Wide Receiver (7)
Tight End (4)
Offensive Tackle (4)
Offensive Guard (4)
Long Snapper (1)
Defensive End (5)
Defensive Tackle (7)