The Detroit Lions have completed their roster trim-down ahead of Tuesday’s 4 p.m. deadline to 75 players.
The most notable name released Monday was cornerback Jonte Green. A former sixth-round pick by the Lions in 2012, Green has played in 24 games with seven starts over the last two seasons in Detroit.
Green found himself behind
Green is eligible to sign with the Detroit Lions’ practice squad after the Aug. 30 cut-down date to 53 players, per the new practice squad rules, as long as another team doesn’t sign him.
The Lions also released cornerback Aaron Hester, fullback Chad Abram, quarterback James Franklin, punter Drew Butler and kicker Giorgio Tavecchio.
That means seventh-round pick
The team also placed safety
The next deadline to trim the roster is Aug. 30, when the Lions have to slim down to 53 players. The following day they can start to form their 10-man practice squad.