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Detroit Lions — Bill Bentley only survivor of 3 CBs drafted in 2012

Lions GM Martin Mayhew, a former NFL cornerback, sent out a warning this spring to the three cornerbacks he drafted in 2012. He said if a corner doesn’t “get it” by his third season he never will.

Of those three — Bill Bentley, Chris Greenwood and Jonte Green — only Bentley remains on the roster. Green was released earlier in the week, while Greenwood was cut today (Saturday) as the Lions work their way to getting to 53 men by 4 p.m.

Greenwood, who played at Albion, missed his rookie season after sustaining an abdominal injury during OTAs. He started last season on the practice squad before seeing action in three games late in the season.

Green played in nine games in 2013 with a pair of starts after playing in 15 games as a rookie.

Bentley seemed to have found a home as the nickel last season when he played in 13 games with five starts.

Final roster cuts are due at 4 p.m.

So far rookie cornerback, undrafted out of William & Mary, is still on the roster.
Mohammed Seisay has been cut, but he’s a possibility for the practice squad.

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Blogger Bob D said...

Never gave greenwood a chance. Out with injury a lot of those three years. He showed himself to be a pretty good cover corner during the preseason and didn't go foul crazy like the other corners. Especially valuable this year with the mood the refs are in. He needed some work on the run and on his general agressiveness and that is hard to learn. But he outclasses or out "runs and leaps" all but Slay. And Green had some good games. Overly aggressive this spring makes him look bad. But he still looked better than little man lawson who should be a free safety or on the practice squad.

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