Defensive Line/Edge Rushers (10)
Onwuzurike is healthy and did well against the Giants, so he pushes into a spot here. Julian Okwara's three-sack outing against New York was a nice response to Campbell calling for more consistency from him, but he's got more work to do in order to crack a deep edge rusher group and get a spot on this 53.
The question here, among the top four roster spot locks, is who will win the starting job next to Anzalone, with Campbell and Barnes looking like the favorites right now. Reeves-Maybin and Pittman both make it as depth and core special teamers.
Defensive Backs (9)
Cam Sutton (CB)
Jerry Jacobs (CB)
C,J. Gardner-Johnson (S/slot CB)
Kerby Joseph (S)
Tracy Walker (S)
Brian Branch (S/slot CB)
Will Harris (CB)
Starling Thomas (CB)
Ifeatu Melifonwu (S)
The versatility and variability of the Lions' secondary pieces makes it easy to just lump them into one group. One point of interest is Moseley's status for the start of the season being up in the air, if not trending toward it being a lock he starts on the PUP list. So that's the projection here, subject to change going forward if Moseley is able to practice very soon.
PK Riley Patterson
P Jack Fox
LS Scott Daly
The kicker battle between Patterson and Parker Romo was boring and unremarkable in the preseason opener, which is just fine compared to the alternative. So the status quo remains, with Patterson the favorite and Romo having to clearly unseat him. Last week's release of Jake McQuaide gives the long snapper gig to Daly,