Detroit Lions trim roster to 80 players with 5 new cuts

On Monday night, the Detroit Lions announced five cuts to bring the team up to the required 80-man limit before the 4:00 p.m. ET Tuesday deadline.

The Lions released veteran wide receiver Darius Jennings and dropped PJ Johnson, running back Javon Leake, outside linebacker Robert McCray and quarterback Jordan Ta’amu.

For four of these players – Jennings, Johnson, Leake, and Ta’amu – their Lions stint lasted less than a month. Many were simply added as depth when Detroit was going through an injury problem, and it’s hard to make an impact in such a short amount of time. For a player like Ta’amu, he didn’t even get a chance to snap a pre-season snapshot.

This is what the depth table of the Lions looks like at the corresponding positions after these cuts (courtesy of our own Erik Schlitt)

Quarterback (3)

  • Jared Goff
  • Tim Boyle
  • David Blough
  • Jordan Ta’amu

Backward (6)

  • D’Andre Swift
  • Jamaal Williams
  • Jermar Jefferson
  • Dedrick Mills
  • Godwin Igwebuike
  • Craig Reynolds
  • Javon leak

Wide Receiver (11)

  • Tyrell Williams
  • Breshad Perriman
  • Amon-Ra St. Brown
  • Caliph Raymond
  • Quintez Cephus
  • Victor Bolden
  • Tom Kennedy
  • Damion Ratley
  • Geronimo Allison
  • Sage surratt
  • Javon McKinley
  • Darius Jennings

EDGE Rusher (6)

  • Trey flowers
  • Romeo Okwara
  • Julian Okwara
  • Charles Harris
  • Austin Bryant
  • Consumption of berries
  • Robert McCray

Inner Defense Line (10)

  • Michael Brockers
  • Nick Williams
  • Alim McNeill
  • Da’Shawn-Hand
  • Jashon Cornell
  • Levi Onwuzurike
  • John’s penis
  • Kevin Strong
  • Bruce Hector
  • Miles Brown
  • PJ Johnson

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