Lions to keep just three backs?
The Lions are in the process of cutting players right now, but one player who already got the bad news is running back Artose Pinner. That means the Lions are likely going with three backs this year, starter Kevin Smith, backup Tatum Bell and return man Aveion Cason. Brian Calhoun is likely on the chopping block, too, and with Cason hurt (ankle) it's possible the Lions could scour the free-agent wire for another runner.
The Lions have until 6 p.m. to get down to the 53-man roster limit. Their moves are expected to be embargoed when they are announced later this morning, but we'll bring you a full update as soon as possible.