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One day after it appeared that Rocky McIntosh had made the Detroit Lions season-opening 53-man roster, the veteran linebacker got released.
The Lions made the move Sunday in order to create a roster spot for 6-foot, 208-pound safety DeJon Gomes, who was reportedly claimed off waivers. The Lions are waiting until after Gomes passes a physical to officially announce the transaction.
Gomes, 23, a fifth-round draft pick in 2011 out of Nebraska, made eight starts and played in 30 games over the last two seasons for the Washington Redskins. Gomes was released Saturday by the Redskins.
The Lions, meanwhile, announced that they put eight players on their practice squad who had been released the day before. The group consists of offensive guard Rodney Austin, running back Shaun Chapas, receiver Corey Fuller, cornerback Chris Greenwood, linebacker Brandon Hepburn, running backreturn specialist Steven Miller, and defensive tackles Xavier Proctor and Jimmy Saddler-McQueen.
Detroits regular-season opener is next Sunday at Ford Field against the Minnesota Vikings.
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The Lions cut their roster down to the required 53 men this weekend. So, what to look out for now?
- Step 1 - The Lions still have question marks at WR. It looks like Broyles is still not healthy after his second ACL surgery in the last three years. Can he ever really produce? Burleson has had health issues of his own. After CJ this is a very weak group.
- Step 2...
The Detroit Lions are not playing around. They are cutting draft picks left and right. Bot a good sign for the scouting department members. @davebirkett: #Lions parted ways with rookie 7th-round pick Brandon Hepburn. Another PS candidate. That’s 2 of this year’s 9 draft picks. Corey Fuller was also released who was a fifth rounder […]
Detroit Lions wide receiver Matt WIllis makes an impressive snag (Photo Credit: AP)
One should not put much weight in any preseason game. When going against a team like the depleted Buffalo Bills in the last game before the regular season, gaining any sort of valuable information is like trying to draw blood from a skeleton.
With that said I am getting out the 16 gauge needle...
With training camp and the preseason now complete for the Detroit Lions, we’re analyzing the decisions made as the team finalized their 53 man roster Saturday evening with a series of cuts.
Final Training Camp Toss-up: The Lions paired down their roster to 53 on Saturday, with the biggest name releases being Amari Spievey, Chris Greenwood, Corey Fuller and Matt Willis. Any issues...
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