Final roster cuts due Saturday, here's my projection
The final cuts to get the Lions’ roster to 53 will be made on Saturday.
A lot of hand-wringing occurs about the guys knee-deep on the depth chart, but keep in mind that the roster will not be set in stone. Martin Mayhew will tinker with it throughout the season, starting Sunday by possibly picking up players who have been cut from other teams.
Here are my projections, let me know what you think.
Defensive line — Ndamukong Suh, Cliff Avril, Corey Williams, Kyle Vanden Bosch, Lawrence Jackson, Willie Young, Nick Fairley, Sammie Hill, Andre Fluellen.
Linebackers — DeAndre Levy, Justin Durant, Stephen Tulloch, Bobby Carpenter, Ashlee Palmer, Isaiah Ekejuiba, Doug Hogue.
Defensive backs — Chris Houston, Eric Wright, Brandon McDonald, Alphonso Smith, Aaron Berry, Louis Delmas, Amari Spievey, Erik Coleman, John Wendling.
Offensive line — Jeff Backus, Rob Sims, Dominic Raiola, Stephen Peterman, Gosder Cherilus, Corey Hilliard, Jason Fox, Dylan Gandy, Rudy Niswanger.
Tight ends — Brandon Pettigrew, Tony Scheffler, Will Heller.
Quarterbacks — Matthew Stafford, Shaun Hill, Drew Stanton
Wide receivers — Calvin Johnson, Nate Burleson, Titus Young, Maurice Stovall, Rashied Davis
Running backs — Jahvid Best, Maurice Morris, Aaron Brown, Jerome Harrison
Kicker — Jason Hanson
Punter — Nick Harris
Returner — Stefan Logan
Long snapper — Don Muhlbach
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