The Lions needed to make a roster cut if they were going to sign cornerback Mohammed Seisay from the practice squad to the 53-man roster.
They released wide receiver Kevin Ogletree on Saturday. The Lions confirmed earlier reports on Saturday night.
With cornerback Cassius Vaughn (ankle) out for Sunday’s game against the Packers, the Lions were down to three cornerbacks — Rashean Mathis, Darius Slay and Danny Gorrer who was signed as a free agent this week.
Seisay, an undrafted rookie out of Nebraska, had a good preseason and knows the defense. The coaches like his length (he’s 6-2) and his speed.
The Lions have lost cornerbacks Bill Bentley and rookie Nevin Lawson for the season. Safety Don Carey is expected to play his first game of the season on Sunday. He could step in and play nickel.
Gorrer played for coach Jim Caldwell at Indianapolis and Baltimore so he’s somewhat familiar with the defensive scheme. His first practice was Wednesday.
Ogletree had been inactive the first two games along with Ryan Broyles. To start the season, the Lions have just been keeping four wide receivers active for games — Calvin Johnson, Golden Tate, Corey Fuller and Jeremy Ross who also is the returner.