The Lions began to trim their roster from 75 to 53 players Saturday and we've already seen our first mildly surprising cut with the release of second-year cornerback
A fifth-round pick out of Albion in 2012, injuries never allowed the Lions to get a true evaluation.
Physically, he’s everything the Lions like in a cornerback. He’s 6-foot-1, 193 pounds and has good speed (4.34 at his pro day). Unfortunately, he missed all of last season with an abdominal injury and the first two weeks of training camp this season because of a hamstring injury.
The Lions had just two preseason games to evaluate Greenwood and he did not play well in Buffalo Thursday, getting beat by wide receiver Marcus Easley for a 79-yard score.
The Lions have already expressed to Greenwood that they wish for him to be on their eight-man practice squad if he clears waivers on Sunday.