Lions Release 10, Including Sauter

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Following their 20-7 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Saturday, in which the ball club was exploited badly, the Detroit Lions trimmed their roster down to 73 players. One of those waived included third-year quarterback Cory Sauter.

Sauter was among 10 players released Sunday, others included full back Mike Cerimele, tight end Terrence Dupree, offensive tackles Will Cuthbert and Dustin Kroeker, wide receiver Versie Gaddis, defensive linemen Loran Kaiser and Eric Wilson, linebacker Darnell Robinson, and kicker Brad Bohn.

The release of Sauter comes as no surprise, considering the long-time Lion project battled 5th round selection Mike McMahon. McMahon was favored heavily due to his speed, leadership ability, and potential.

Sauter is not eligible for the Lions' practice squad, although a strong possibility for Sauter's future could belong in Seattle, where former Lions' QB coach Jim Zorn attains a similar position for the Seahawks.

The Lions must reach the 65-man limit by Tuesday, August 28 at 4:00 p.m. (EST).

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