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Detroit Lions — Complete 53-man roster; those who were cut

The Detroit Lions cut their roster to 53 men today:

Quarterbacks (3) — Matthew Stafford, Dan Orlovsky, Kellen Moore.
Wide receivers (6) — Calvin Johnson, Golden Tate, Jeremy Ross, Ryan Broyles, Kevin Ogletree, Corey Fuller.
Tight ends (3) — Brandon Pettigrew, Joe Fauria, Eric Ebron.
Running backs (5) — Reggie Bush, Joique Bell, Theo Riddick, Montell Owens and FB Jed Colins
Offensive line (8) — Riley Reiff, Rob Sims, Dominic Raiola, Larry Warford, Corey Hilliard, LaAdrian Waddle, Travis Swanson, Cornelius Lucas.

Defensive ends (5) — Ziggy Ansah, Jason Jones, George Johnson, Devin Taylor, Larry Webster.
Defensive tackles (4) — Ndmaukong Suh, Nick Fairley, C.J. Mosley, Caraun Reid.
Linebackers (6) — DeAndre Levy, Stephen Tulloch, Tahir Whitehead, Ashlee Palmer, Kyle Van Noy, Travis Lewis
Cornerbacks (5) — Rashean Mathis, Darius Slay, Bill Bentley, Cassius Vaughn, Nevin Lawson
Safeties (5) — Glover Quin, James Ihedigbo, Don Carey, Isa Abdul-Quddus, Jerome Couplin.

Special teams 
Long snapper — Don Muhlbach
Punter — Sam Martin
Kicker — Nate Freese

Those who were released:
Running backs: Mikel Leshoure, George Winn, Emil Igwenagu.
Wide receivers: Kris Durham, Andrew Peacock, Patrick Edwards.
Tight ends: Michael Egnew, Jordan Thompson.
Offensive linemen: Rodney Austin, Garrett Reynolds, Michael Williams, Darren Keyton
Defensive ends: Darryl Tapp
Defensive tackles: Andre Fluellen, Jimmy Saddler-McQueen, Xavier Proctor
Linebackers: Brandon Hepburn, Julian Stanford, Shamari Benton
Cornerbacks: Mohammed Seisay, Chris Greenwood
Safeties: Nate Ness