Lions dump six to reach roster limit

The Detroit Lions made a myriad of roster moves on Tuesday to reach the league's mandated 75-man roster limit. Veteran tackle Rex Tucker, who signed with the team in March of last year, was the most notable of the cuts.

The Detroit Lions made a myriad of roster moves on Tuesday to reach the league's mandated 75-man roster limit.

Veteran tackle Rex Tucker, who signed with the team in March of last year, was the most notable of the cuts. The former Chicago Bear standout offensive lineman has had durability concerns throughout his career.

Also released was fullback Keith Belton, linebackers Cole Haley and James Hargrave, defensive tackle Marcus Lewis and receiver Edell Shepherd. None of the players were expected to contend for a final roster spot.

Meanwhile, the Lions' placed second-year safety Daniel Bullocks on the injured list, effectively ending his sophomore campaign after suffering a knee injury against Indianapolis on Saturday.

Cornerback Ike Charlton (knee) was also shelved by the team with an IR tag.

The Lions currently feature 74 players on the roster, but will have to trim to the requisite 53-man final roster by September 1st.


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