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Lions roster cuts tracker: Getting down to 53 players

Lions roster cuts tracker: Getting down to 53 players

Track the latest moves as the Detroit Lions cut down their roster to 53 players. Below you can find the Detroit Lions' roster and the latest moves they have made to trim it down to 53 players before Saturday's 4 p.m. ET deadline. Players currently on roster: 75 QB Matthew StaffordQB Dan OrlovskyQB Kellen MooreRB Reggie BushRB Joique BellRB Theo RiddickRB George WinnRB Mikel LeshoureFB Jed CollinsFB Montell OwensFB Emil IgwenaguWR Calvin JohnsonWR Golden TateWR Kris DurhamWR Kevin OgletreeWR Ryan BroylesWR Jeremy RossWR Corey FullerWR Pat EdwardsWR Andrew Peacock TE Brandon PettigrewTE...

Snap counts for Lions from Bills game

A look at the Detroit Lions' snap counts from Thursday's game against the Buffalo Bills. Below is a rundown of how many snaps each Detroit Lions player played against the Buffalo Bills on Thursday night. (Note: QB Matthew Stafford, RB Reggie Bush, RB Joique Bell, FB Montell Owens, WR Calvin Johnson, WR Golden Tate, TE Brandon Pettigrew, OG Rob Sims, C Dominic Raiola, DE Jason Jones, DT Ndamukong Suh, LB Kyle Van Noy, CB Rashean Mathis, S James Ihedigbo and S Don Carey did not play.) Offense QUARTERBACK OFFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE Kellen...
Sean Yuille / Pride Of Detroit 10 hours ago
Lions restructure Glover Quin's contract, according to report

Lions restructure Glover Quin's contract, according to report

The Detroit Lions have reportedly freed up some cap space by restructuring safety Glover Quin's contract. According to the NFLPA, the Detroit Lions went into Friday with around $2.19 million in cap space. With the regular season nearing, that number will soon change. Not only will all of the Lions' contracts count against the salary cap, but the final round of roster cuts could also affect how much cap space they have depending on who is released. That number is also going to change because the Lions have restructured the contract of safety Glover Quin, according to Michael Rothstein. The...
Sean Yuille / Pride Of Detroit 10 hours ago
Projecting the Lions' practice squad

Projecting the Lions' practice squad

What might the Detroit Lions' practice squad look like after the final cuts are made? Here's one projection. The Detroit Lions will trim their roster down to 53 players this weekend, and they will also sign 10 players to their practice squad. This is up from eight players in previous years, and chances are most of those 10 spots will go to players who are released by the Lions during the final round of cuts. In order to get an idea of what the Lions' practice squad might look like, here's a projection based on my earlier 53-man roster prediction: QB Kellen MooreRB George WinnWR Corey...
Sean Yuille / Pride Of Detroit 12 hours ago

Lions notes: More on Thursday's win over Bills

Lions notes looks at various tidbits from Thursday's preseason game against the Buffalo Bills. Jim Schwartz caught up with several of his former players and at least one of his former position coaches before Thursday night's game. Ashlee Palmer, Corey Hilliard, Andre Fluellen, Rodney Austin and Jeremiah Washburn among those who've stopped to chat — Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) August 28, 2014 Kyle Van Noy and James Ihedigbo didn't even travel to Buffalo for the Detroit Lions' preseason finale. Van Noy just had surgery, so that's no surprise for him, but clearly Ihedigbo is dealing...
Pride Of Detroit 14 hours ago

Has Kellen Moore done enough to win a roster spot?

After another impressive performance in the Detroit Lions' preseason finale, has Kellen Moore earned a spot on the team? Because I know it will be discussed at length when Kellen Moore is or is not still on the Detroit Lions by 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, I figured I may as well address the pseudo-deity in the room. Moore finished his preseason with another impressive performance on Thursday night, throwing for two touchdowns and generally looking capable of running an offense. He still remains a long shot to become the Lions' backup quarterback, but has his play earned him consideration for...
Sean Yuille / Pride Of Detroit 16 hours ago

Lions 53-man roster prediction

It's time for one more Detroit Lions 53-man roster prediction. The Detroit Lions have to cut their roster down from 75 to 53 players by 4 p.m. ET on Saturday. They have some tough decisions to make before then, and below is my final projection for their 53-man roster. Quarterback Keep (2): Matthew Stafford, Dan Orlovsky Cut: Kellen Moore Let me make this clear. If it were up to me, I would keep Moore, make him the backup quarterback and cut Orlovsky. Moore clearly outplayed Orlovsky in the preseason. However, I think the Lions made up their minds on the backup job when they signed Orlovsky,...
Sean Yuille / Pride Of Detroit 18 hours ago

Friday Lions open thread

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Winners & losers from Lions' preseason finale

Winners & losers from Lions' preseason finale

Here's a rundown of some winners and losers from the Detroit Lions' win over the Buffalo Bills. The Detroit Lions beat the Buffalo Bills on Thursday night by a score of 23-0. Here's a look at some "winners" and "losers" from the game: Winners QB Kellen Moore - Moore probably isn't going to be the Lions' backup quarterback -- it's pretty clear the team has already picked Dan Orlovsky for that role. However, he has made it tough for the Lions to release him. All preseason it has seemed like the Lions would keep only two quarterbacks, but perhaps Moore should stick around in the No. 3 role...
Buffalo Rumblings Aug 28, 2014
Lions shutout Bills in preseason finale, 23-0

Lions shutout Bills in preseason finale, 23-0

The Buffalo Bills got thrown to the Detroit Lions. The Buffalo Bills were shut out by the Detroit Lions tonight. Here's your bullet recap of the 23-0 blowout. Sammy Watkins re-injured his ribs. Here's our complete story. EJ Manuel finished the night 3-of-7 for 56 yards. Those are good numbers in yards per attempt and yards per completion but obviously not completion percentage. The Bills had a hard time moving the ball with the first team offense. They had negative-one yards rushing in the first quarter, for instance, which can't all be laid at QB1's feet. You almost feel bad for Jordan...

Lions-Bills final score: Detroit blows out Buffalo in 23-0 win

The Detroit Lions finished the preseason in impressive fashion with a 23-0 win over the Buffalo Bills. The Detroit Lions sat out quite a few starters on Thursday night, but they beat the Buffalo Bills anyway. Actually, they blew out the Bills. It wasn't even close, and the Lions cruised to a 23-0 victory in their final game of the preseason. With so many backups getting a chance to start, it's no surprise that this game got off to such an ugly start. The Bills got the ball first and had to punt, and the Lions followed that up with a three-and-out and punt of their own. It was more of the...

Kyle Van Noy injury: Lions linebacker has surgery

Detroit Lions linebacker Kyle Van Noy had surgery on Thursday to repair a "core muscle injury." Just before they kicked off their final game of the preseason, the Detroit Lions announced that linebacker Kyle Van Noy had surgery on Thursday. Specifically, he had surgery to repair a "core muscle injury," which basically means that he did in fact have a sports hernia. Here's the statement the Lions released on this news: "Kyle Van Noy underwent a successful surgical procedure today due to a core muscle injury. We will continue to monitor Kyle's progress and provide updates when...
Buffalo Rumblings Aug 28, 2014
Buffalo Bills vs. Detroit Lions, preseason 2014: first half open thread

Buffalo Bills vs. Detroit Lions, preseason 2014: first half open thread

Sammy Watkins and EJ Manuel will play, but for how long? Sammy Watkins and EJ Manuel will suit up and play some snaps tonight as the Buffalo Bills host the Detroit Lions for the fifth and final game of the 2014 preseason. Many Lions starters are sitting out so most of their snaps will be against a mash-up of the first and second teams as defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz faced his old team. Among the inactives are Scott Chandler and Chris Williams, so Chris Gragg and Cyril Richardson will get the start on offense. This is your open thread for the first half of tonight's game; we'll open...

Lions at Bills: Detroit rules out most of its starting lineup

The Detroit Lions have ruled out most of their starters for their preseason finale against the Buffalo Bills. In case you needed another example of why the preseason is too long, allow me to present the Detroit Lions' list of "inactives" for Thursday night's game against the Buffalo Bills (via Tim Twentyman): Offense QB Matthew StaffordRB Reggie BushWR Calvin JohnsonWR Golden TateTE Brandon PettigrewOG Rob SimsC Dominic Raiola Defense DE Jason JonesDT Ndamukong SuhLB Kyle Van NoyCB Rashean MathisS James IhedigboS Don Carey Clearly, the Lions are being extra careful by not even risking...

Lions notes: Matthew Stafford hits the cover of Sports Illustrated

Lions notes looks at this week's cover of Sports Illustrated (featuring Matthew Stafford and Jay Cutler), Detroit's main goal for 2014 and much more. Matthew Stafford is on one of Sports Illustrated's regional covers this week... with Jay Cutler. COVER (3/4) @NFL Preview '14: Where did all the gunslingers go? The NFC, that's where http://t.co/xWVoxLQKdW pic.twitter.com/rdUOH6NfMx — Sports Illustrated (@SInow) August 27, 2014 The Detroit Lions' main goal for 2014 is to win the NFC North. Obviously the ultimate goal would be to win the Super Bowl, but winning the division would be a...

10 things to watch in Lions' preseason finale at Bills

Here are 10 things to watch in the Detroit Lions' preseason finale against the Buffalo Bills. The Detroit Lions are set to take on the Buffalo Bills on the road on Thursday night. Here are 10 things to keep an eye on during the game: 1. The "inactives" list Players aren't officially declared inactive in the preseason, but it will be very interesting to see how many guys are ruled out before Thursday's game. The Lions aren't necessarily dealing with a ton of injuries, but I would expect several guys to sit out the preseason finale, including some starters. It remains to be seen if Matthew...
Buffalo Rumblings Aug 28, 2014
Bills vs. Lions preseason 2014: Pride of Detroit on Jim Schwartz, Joique Bell

Bills vs. Lions preseason 2014: Pride of Detroit on Jim Schwartz, Joique Bell

Sean Yuille of PrideOfDetroit.com stops by Buffalo Rumblings to talk about Jim Schwartz, Joique Bell, and more prior to tonight's Bills/Lions preseason game. Tonight at Ralph Wilson Stadium, the Buffalo Bills and the Detroit Lions will square off in each team's preseason finale, bringing an extended summer schedule to a merciful conclusion for the home team. To help us ready ourselves mentally for this evening's festivities, Sean Yuille of Pride of Detroit was kind enough to answer a few questions about the Lions, and some current Bills personnel that defected from the 2013 outfit of his...

Lions at Bills preseason: Game time, TV schedule, online streaming and more

The Detroit Lions do battle with the Buffalo Bills on Thursday night. Here's everything you need to know. The end of the preseason is finally here. The Detroit Lions have one game to go -- a road matchup with the Buffalo Bills on Thursday night -- before they can really start to look ahead to the regular season. Yes, they will have to trim down their roster to 53 players this weekend before fully shifting their attention to the regular season, but their final exhibition game of 2014 has arrived. Here's a look at the details for Thursday's game between the Lions and Bills: Game time: 7 p.m....
Buffalo Rumblings Aug 28, 2014
Bills vs. Lions preseason 2014: game time, TV schedule, online streaming, announcers

Bills vs. Lions preseason 2014: game time, TV schedule, online streaming, announcers

The Bills' preseason finale is tonight at Ralph Wilson Stadium. If you're not taking it in in person, you'll be relegated to listening on the radio. We are so close, Buffalo Bills fans. In just 12 short hours, the Bills and the Detroit Lions will be kicking off each team's preseason finale, bringing the summer to a close and a meaningful Week 1 trip to Chicago into focus. First, however, tonight's game, in which the starters on Buffalo's beleaguered offense are expected to see playing time - which is unusual for the last preseason game. There are still several major roster battles that...

Wrapping up Lions' preseason win over Jaguars

Jerry Mallory takes one final look at the Detroit Lions' Week 3 preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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