3. Cory Durden, an undrafted defensive tackle, is in danger of being cut
Up front on the interior defensive line, the Lions are currently listing Isaiah Buggs and Alim McNeill as the starters. Both of them are returning as starters from last season, making it a fairly easy call for the coaching staff.
Behind those two, the Lions list veteran Levi Omwuzurike and rookie third-round pick Brodric Martin as the next men up. Martin has had a good camp so far and could end up seeing a lot of time as a rookie.
From that point, the Lions have veterans Benito Jones and Christian Covington. FInally, there's a pair of undrafted rookies in Cory Durden and Chris Smith. Neither of them will end up making the roster, but at one point there was enough hope in signing Durden for the Lions to release Demetrius Taylor, who made the team last year.
Durden just hasn't done enough in camp, so far, to lift his name up out of the bottom of that depth chart. The former North Carolina State standout may have. shot to make the practice squad, though. Durden finished his collegiate career with 20.0 tackles for a loss and 11.0 sacks.