Lions whittle roster to 65

The Detroit Lions roster was whittled to 65 today, meeting the NFL's 4:00 p.m. deadline. Grand Valley State University standout QB Curt Anes was among the cuts.

The Detroit Lions roster was whittled to 65 today, meeting the NFL's 4:00 p.m. deadline.

Grand Valley State University standout QB Curt Anes was among the cuts, along with seventh-round draft pick Brandon Drumm (full back), second-year defensive end Anthony Herron, offensive guard David Miller, veteran defensive tackle Shawn Price and wide receiver Scottie Vines.

Anes and Vines are both strong practice squad possibilties, if they clear waivers.

On Monday, WR Travis Anglin, RB Luke Staley, G Zach Wilson and LB Ken Philpot were all released.

The Lions must release 17 more players by 4:00 p.m. Sunday, August 31 to meet the NFL's 53-mandatory limit.

Currently, they have 70 players on the roster, including 5 NFL exemptions (which expire on the cutdown date).


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