Lions Unload 14 Players; Roster at 60

The Detroit Lions cut 14 players on Friday, releasing former Grand Valley State quarterback Curt Anes and former U of M standout cornerback Charles Drake, among many others.

The Detroit Lions cut 14 players on Friday, releasing former Grand Valley State quarterback Curt Anes and former U of M standout cornerback Charles Drake, among many others.

A slew of undrafted rookie free-agents met the ziggy as well, as linebacker Scott Genord, wide receiver George Wilson, former Wolverines' center Dave Pearson, defensive end Andrew Shull, fullback Keith "Bump" Belton and former Ferris State offensive tackle Matt McCoy were all given their walking papers.

Second-year guard's Zach Wilson and David Miller, and second-year defensive tackle Colin Cole were released, along with veteran tight end/long snapper Bradford Banta.

Second-year cornerbacks Rod Babers and Jeff Sanchez also were waived.

The moves trim the current roster to 60 players, and the team must release seven more to meet the league's mandated 53-man limit by Sunday afternoon.

Some of those released could be placed on the team's practice squad if they clear waivers, according to head coach Steve Mariucci.

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