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14:23. – Receiver Jonathan Duhart is the first offensive player in the market today, according to Detroit Free Press. Again no surprise. The uncovered rookie made four catches in the preseason for 66 yards, but was never a serious candidate for one of the bank jobs at Receiver. His college teammate at Old Dominion, Travis Fulgham, remains in the mix along with Chris Lacy, Brandon Powell and Andy Jones.
12:23 pm. – John Atkins is the second defender of the day after several reports. No surprises there. In the next three and a half hours, there are still 20 trains.
11:56 am – According to the Detroit Free Press, P.J. Johnson the first known movie of the day. He was best known in the seventh round for being thrown out of a joint training with New England after a fight. Johnson did some good stuff in the camp, but not enough to crack one of the deepest defensive lines in the league. Johnson is now the fourth choice of Bob Quinn, who does not get the team to leave the camp, and joins QB Brady Kaaya, QB Jake Rudock and DL Pat O & # 39; Connor.
ALLEN PARK – The Detroit Lions were busy on Friday and notified at least 13 players they would not add to the list of Week 1. Teez Tabor, a second-round winner, was among them. Ryan Pope, who was classified in the spring as the best contract signer of the association.
But much remains to be done.
Detroit must cut 24 more players to reach the 53-man limit, which is due to effect at 4pm Saturday. At least three of these players are expected to be quarterbacks, although one who supports Matthew Stafford is one of the biggest puzzles of this team.
Tom Savage was the leader of the job until he suffered a brain injury in the preseason opener against New England. When he returned to Cleveland Thursday night, the Lions had signed Josh Johnson and Luis Perez. A day later, they exchanged for Brown's quarterback David Blough.
Invade guys like Connor Cook and David Fales, both of whom are already out, and Detroit signed six quarterbacks this year to find a backup for Matthew Stafford. And only a few hours until the deadline for the first cast of the club, the plans of the club in this position are still very unclear.
Detroit has backup quarterbacks under Bob Quinn who declined to make an early-round poll or spend enough money to achieve a more stable backup quarterback situation, go through quickly. Dan Orlovsky, Jake Rudock and Matt Cassel have all been behind Stafford for a year since Quinn took over in 2016.
"You have to have the right man in the blueprint or the right man in the free agency that does it. The right feel for the right price at the right time to solidify it," Quinn said on Thursday in a conversation with Beat. Reporters in the team's Cleveland Hotel. "And I think a lot of teams in the league are going through it now, they're in the same boat as us, many teams are."
There are also intrigues at the receiver, Kenny Golladay, Marvin Jones and Danny Amendola are out since the day 1, but no one has excelled in the mix behind them, Tommylee Lewis was one of the first waves of cuts on Friday, but people like Chris Lacy, Brandon Powell, Andy Jones and Travis Fulgham from the sixth round remain in the team Without much daylight separating them.
Fulgham led the team to receive during the preseason, and his status as a six-round scorer certainly does not hurt his chances, but Andy Jones is a better blocker and a special player, with Powell in the preseason Detroit's Best Kick Returner for the Second Year in a Row Lacy has made more games at the camp and can play multiple positions.
How many recipients make up the team might depend on w he tackles Detroit injury issues in other positions. Jarrad Davis will miss the start of the season with a strong ankle sprain that may require an extra linebacker. Center Frank Ragnow has not trained since his ankle injury a week ago against Buffalo. Defensive Linemen Da'Shawn Hand and Austin Bryant did not train in one month while they tended to arm injuries.
Special teams could also change the thinking of the club in different positions. For example, Dee Virgin might have won a junior service position because he can do something in the third phase. He did not even play in the final before the season against Cleveland and survived the cuts on Friday, while other defenders such as Tabor, Andrew Adams, Jamar Summers and Andre Chachere were released.
Miles Killebrew, Charles Washington and CJ Moore are all in the mix for stains because of what they do in special teams.
The full list of players known to have been cut on Friday: offensive linemen Ryan Pope, Luke Bowanko, and Micah St. Andrew; Recipient Jordan Lasley and Tommylee Lewis; defensive linemen and Eric Lee and Mitchell Loewen; Corner Balls Teez Tabor, Jamar Summers and Andre Chachere; Security Andrew Adams; Running back to James Williams; and punter / kicker Ryan Santoso.