3 Lions on the initial 53-man roster who won't last the season in Detroit

These three guys made the Detroit Lions 53-man roster, but they won't last the entire season.
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The Detroit Lions made cuts and additions (or re-additions) to hone in on their 53-man roster and practice squad entering the 2023 season this past week. But those two things are living entities throughout a season, as other teams can poach players off your practice squad, players get elevated to the active roster on a weekly basis and maybe ultimately stay there long-term. So how the active roster and practice squad looks right now will most likely not last long.

One player who made the initial Lions' 53-man roster has already been shifted off, with linebacker Julian Okwara moved to IR to make way for running back Craig Reynolds to be re-signed. Any more moves like that before the season opener against the Chiefs likely would have happened already if they were going to be done.

If we were counting 1-53, the last few spots on the Lions' initial active roster are the most tenuous and subject to churning depending on where positional/role needs might eventually lie. There are legit job security concerns laced in there for some too.

Making a 53-man roster is an accomplishment for those who weren't seen early as locks to do it. But these three Lions players are a level above that, and they won't last the entire season on the roster.