Four recent draft picks were among the final cuts Saturday as the Detroit Lions trimmed their roster from 75 to 53 going into the first week of the regular season.
Heres the recap of what went down:
Cornerback Chris Greenwood, a fifth-round pick last year out of Albion College, was one of the casualties. Greenwood hasnt gotten much practice time to develop because he was hampered by injuries. He was out last season following abdominal surgery and then missed much of training camp this year because of a hamstring injury. He finally played in the last two preseason games but got beat deep for a touchdown in the exhibition finale against Buffalo.
Safety Amari Spievey, a third-round selection in 2010, was another of the 21 players who got released. Spievey started 15 games during the 2011 playoff season. He suffered a concussion last season, missed the final 10 games and never could work his way back into the Lions plans.
Receiver Corey Fuller, a sixth-round pick this year out of...