Detroit Lions 53-man roster projection after Week 2 of the preseason

Coming out off their second preseason game, here's a new 53-man roster projection for the Detroit Lions.

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In a game that screamed "preseason", the Detroit Lions lost to the Jacksonville Jaguars 25-7 on Saturday. Two days of joint practices meant most projected starters on both sides did not play, and the overall level of play showed it.

But that lack of prominent players on the field yielded opportunity for those who did play, as the Lions moved toward whittling down from 90 players to a final 53 heading into the season. Some definitely seized the opportunity, while others fell short or just didn't especially distinguish themselves.

It's still easy to write most of the Lions' final 53-man roster in ink. But there are still some battles, across positions as numbers are determined, for the final handful or so of spots. Possible additions at a couple spots, as other teams make their own roster decisions, could alter the equation.

But as currently constructed, here is a new 53-man roster projection for the Lions after their second preseason game.

Detroit Lions' 53-man roster projection after Week 2 of preseason

Quarterback (2)
Jared Goff
Teddy Bridgewater
(Hendon Hooker-PUP)

Bridgewater's Lions' debut was pretty rough in spots, working behind the second-string offensive line. But some kinks were certainly expected, and Nate Sudfeld did nothing to maintain the "competition" for the No. 2 spot on the depth chart.

Hooker still seems like a lock to start the season on the PUP list, as Dan Campbell suggested a timeline to activate him is not even on the radar right now.