Lions establish 53-man roster

Posted Sep 2, 2017

The Detroit Lions announced Saturday that they have trimmed their roster down to the NFL-mandated 53-man limit.

Allen Park, Mich. -- The Detroit Lions announced today the following rosters moves to establish the team’s 53-man roster by the League-mandated 4 p.m. ET deadline:


Lions trade CB Johnson Bademosi to the New England Patriots for an undisclosed future draft selection.

Released (Vested Veterans)

T Nick Becton 


LB Thurston Armbrister

CB Adairius Barnes

WR Jace Billingsley

S Alex Carter

DT Ego Ferguson

WR Dontez Ford

QB Brad Kaaya

C Leo Koloamatangi

TE Khari Lee

DT Derrick Lott

DT Caushaud Lyons

S Rolan Milligan

T Storm Norton

DE Pat O’Connor

TE Scott Orndoff

WR Michael Rector

WR Noel Thomas

CB Josh Thornton

TE Robert Tonyan

TE Cole Wick

LB Antwione Williams

Reverted to Reserve/Suspended by Commissioner

DE Armonty Bryant

DT Khyri Thornton

Placed on Reserve/Non-Football Injury (NFI)

P Sam Martin

Placed on Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform (PUP)

T Taylor Decker