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Detroit Lions roster cuts following 2021 training camp

NFL teams are cutting down to the 53-player maximum. We’ll break down the moves as the Detroit Lions sort out their roster decisions.

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The Detroit Lions enter a new era under head coach Dan Campbell. The team traded QB Matthew Stafford in the offseason, bringing in QB Jared Goff and a slew of draft picks in the process. Can Goff show he’s a franchise player or will the Lions continue to overhaul the team after the 2021 season?

The biggest camp battle was the running back position, especially with D’Andre Swift in danger of missing Week 1. Jamaal Williams is a good backup, the Lions need Swift’s dynamic ability to compete offensively. Wide receiver is also a concern, with no true No. 1 threat on the roster at the moment. Breshad Perriman was a surprise cut, so Tyrell Williams will be the clear No. 1 receiver, but watch for Amon-Ra St. Brown to emerge as the season goes on.

Lions ​​53-man roster following roster cuts

Detroit Lions, 53-man roster

Position Name
Position Name
C Evan Brown
C Frank Ragnow
CB Jerry Jacobs
CB Ifeatu Melifonwu
CB Jeff Okudah
CB Amani Oruwariye
CB AJ Parker
DE Michael Brockers
DE Da'Shawn Hand
DE Levi Onwuzurike
DE Kevin Strong
DE Nick Williams
FB Jason Cabinda
G Jonah Jackson
G Logan Stenberg
G Halapoulivaati Vaitai
LB Alex Anzalone
LB Derrick Barnes
LB Jamie Collins Sr.
LB Anthony Pittman
LB Jalen Reeves-Maybin
LS Scott Daly
NT Alim McNeill
NT John Penisini
OLB Austin Bryant
OLB Trey Flowers
OLB Charles Harris
OLB Julian Okwara
OLB Romeo Okwara
P Jack Fox
QB David Blough
QB Tim Boyle
QB Jared Goff
RB Godwin Igwebuike
RB Jermar Jefferson
RB D'Andre Swift
RB Jamaal Williams
S Will Harris
S Dean Marlowe
S C.J. Moore
S Bobby Price
S Tracy Walker III
T Taylor Decker
T Matt Nelson
T Penei Sewell
TE Darren Fells
TE T.J. Hockenson
WR Trinity Benson
WR Quintez Cephus
WR Tom Kennedy
WR Kalif Raymond
WR Amon-Ra St. Brown
WR Tyrell Williams
Reserve Injured
LB Shaun Dion Hamilton
DE Joel Heath
Reserve Non-football injury
TE Hunter Bryant
TE Charlie Taumoepeau
Reserve Suspended by Commissioner
DE Jashon Cornell

Lions ​​​​​​roster cuts

  • QB Jordan Ta’amu
  • RB Javon Leake
  • RB Robert McCray
  • RB Dedrick Mills
  • RB Craig Reynolds
  • RB Michael Warren
  • WR Geronimo Allison
  • WR Victor Bolden
  • WR Chad Hansen
  • WR Darius Jennings
  • WR Javon McKinley
  • WR Breshad Perriman
  • WR Damion Ratley
  • WR Sage Surratt
  • TE Alize Mack
  • TE Charlie Taumoepeau
  • TE Hunter Thedford
  • TE Brock Wright
  • C Evan Boehm
  • OT Tyrell Crosby
  • G Evan Heim
  • G Tommy Kraemer
  • T Darrin Paulo
  • OT Dan Skipper
  • DT Michael Barnett
  • DT Miles Brown
  • DT Bruce Hector
  • DT P.J. Johnson
  • LB Tavante Beckett
  • LB Rashod Berry
  • LB Jahlani Tavai
  • CB Alex Brown
  • CB Corn Elder
  • CB Mike Ford
  • CB Nickell Robey-Coleman
  • S Alijah Holder
  • S Jalen Elliott
  • K Randy Bullock
  • K Zane Gonzalez