Detroit Lions First Cuts Stock Report

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Jed Collins – The Lions made two waiver claims today after trimming their roster and one of them was a Fullback.  On a team unlikely to keep more than one, that’s a sign they’re hoping for someone better sooner than later.

Jordan Thompson, Jacob Maxwell – The Lions also claimed a true receiving TE on waivers, former Dolphins 3rd round pick Michael Egnew.  Egnew is a good athlete and has deep speed, but the Lions aren’t bringing him in to play for a 53 man roster spot, they’re bringing him in to fight for a PS spot.

Ryan Broyles – Broyles has done nothing but perform this preseason.  Personally, I see no reason he isn’t the clear #3 on this roster.  So why is he here?  Can’t seem to shake the bubble talk despite playing well, and how he has been utilized in camp and the preseason has shades of Matt Willis.

Matthew Stafford – Stafford had an alright week statistically, but he was brutalized by ProFootballFocus for his decision making, somehow netting a -4.1 grade despite only 16 pass attempts.  Stafford finally threw an interception, but was also staring down his receivers more than he needed to.