4 Detroit Lions who won't make the 53-man roster in 2024

It's incredibly early, of course, but these four Detroit Lions players are already in real danger of not making the 53-man roster this year.
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The 2024 NFL offseason is not yet complete, with possible free agent signings and of course the draft still to come. For the Detroit Lions though, coming off a trip to the NFC Championship Game last season, we can pencil in a good bit of what the 53-man roster will look like right now.

The highest-drafted rookies in April will be virtual locks to make the 53-man roster, barring an injury or incredibly poor performance in camp and preseason games, which will leave very few spots legitimately up for grabs. There will be ample competition for the last few spots when the roster is cut from 90 down to the final 53 entering the season though, It will possibly coming down to a numbers game, and carrying enough at certain positions, when a tough decision to cut someone looms.

Dan Campbell and Brad Holmes have established a meritocracy, with no regard for draft status, how big your contract is or anything else that has nothing to do with earning it on the field. The best man will win a job, no matter what, and the depth on the roster assures the final 53 will be among the best teams in the NFL again when the 2024 season starts.

It's a long way from being a prominent conversation, but at this point in the offseason these four Lions players are hardly locked into a spot on the 53-man roster.

4 Detroit Lions who won't make the 53-man roster in 2024