Problems cutting down to a 53-Man roster – Detroit Lions News

Problems cutting down to a 53-Man roster – Detroit Lions News

The Detroit Lions roster has significant issues to address this preseason. They have 53 spots to use. Bob Quinn is going to have some tough decisions.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – SEPTEMBER 11: Head coach Jim Caldwell of the Detroit Lions reacts on the side lines during the second quarter of the game between the Detroit Lions and the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on September 11, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

Training camp is a time for hope. Especially for the Detroit Lions and their fans. There are currently 90 men on the Detroit Lions roster. That number is standard for any NFL roster in July.  Mandated cuts will occur during the course of the preseason.

I believe the problems will arise when trimming the roster down to its final number of 53 players. We will discuss the Lions roster problems, in general, and what the effect might be to each position group.

Preseason games kickoff for the Lions on August thirteenth, against the Indianapolis Colts. The regular season starts September tenth, against the Arizona Cardinals.

A number of issues will make these cuts very difficult for Bob Quinn, the Lions general manager. Injuries, past performance, and just plain not having the guy at certain positions make the selection process difficult. Here’s how the Lions could be affected.

Problem Spots

Lions players underperforming, having no definitive starter,  or that feature injured players constitute a problem spot.

Running back is one such spot. Not one Detroit player amassed 400 yards rushing, for example.

Taylor Decker, the second year starting left tackle, has a shoulder injury that…

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