3 Detroit Lions players who might not make it to the end of the season on the roster

With roster spots lined to be at a premium in pretty short order, these three players may not make it to the end of the season still with the Detroit Lions.
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2. CB Will Harris

After being pressed into a bigger role in the Lions' secondary for a few weeks, Harris has been back in his rightful role lately (nine defensive snaps over the last five games). And with this week's signing of cornerback Kindle Vildor to the active roster from the practice squad, it will surely stay that way for Harris from here on out.

Dan Campbell surely reflected how the entire Lions' coaching staff feels about Harris back at the start of training camp in July, lauding his professionalism, versatility, etc.

"I love Will Harris. I do, and -- because he is. He’s a pro. He’s a pro. He’s a vet, “You don’t have to worry about Will.“ Will’s going to be where he’s supposed to be when he’s supposed to be there. He’s a four-corps guy for us. He’s played safety. He can play nickel. He can play outside corner. And he’s just steady and reliable. He’s dependable, man. He’s always going to be there for you and that’s one of the biggest reasons that help -- guys like him help you sleep good at night.”

A special teams role can often be filled by someone else fairly easily, and Harris has not registered a tackle as a kick coverage guy in that phase of the game for weeks now. He is unlikely to be back next season. As roster spots possibly get very tight in the coming weeks, any sentimentality Campbell or the coaches have for him may not help him survive to the end of this season.