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Detroit Lions: Corey Fuller, Chris Greenwood among first cuts

The Lions have started the cuts to get down to the 53-man roster.
So far no surprises.

Released so far: CB Chris Greenwood, WR Corey Fuller, LB Brandon Hepburn, LB Jon Morgan, OL Darren Keyton and OL Kevin Haslam. 

Safety Martavius Neloms was waived-injured.

Greenwood, a fifth-round pick in 2012 missed his entire rookie season with an abdominal injury, also missed the first two weeks of training camp with a hamstring. He played in the last two preseason games and got beat on a 79-yard pass play by the Bills on Thursday night.

He’s a candidate for the practice squad which is the best thing that could happen to him. Greenwood, a local kid, played at Detroit King and Albion.

It’s the same with Fuller, a sixth-round pick this year. He’s got speed, but only played two years of college football after making the switch from being a track athlete. Raw is the best way to describe him. If he clears waivers the practice squad should be good for him.

Hepburn, the super-smart seventh-round draft pick, is also a practice squad candidate along with Morgan and Keyton, both undrafted rookie free agents.

Players must clear waivers before being signed to the eight-man practice squad. Once they’re on the practice squad they can be signed by any other NFL team.
The deadline is 6 p.m. today to get down to the 53-man roster.

Even then, that won’t necessarily be the roster for the first game. Lions will look at players who have been cut from other teams.

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