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Lions cut two, now back at 75 players

8/26/2014

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- A day after claiming a tight end and a fullback/tight end on the waiver wire, the Detroit Lions once again dropped to the 75-man roster limit that needed to be reached by 4 p.m. on Tuesday.

Detroit cut offensive lineman Bryce Quigley and tight end Jacob Maxwell on Tuesday to make room for fullback Emil Igwenagu and tight end Michael Egnew, a former third-round pick of the Dolphins.

Neither Quigley nor Maxwell had much chance of making the 53-man roster or the 10-man practice squad based on their playing time in games. Maxwell had one catch for four yards during the preseason.

Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell said Igwenagu might play Thursday night against Buffalo.

"Hopefully you will see him this week," Caldwell said. "He's one of those guys that he's going to have to be a quick learner in order for us to be able to utilize him, but we plan on doing just that. We're going to put him under an intensive learning curve here shortly."

One would think the same would go for Egnew. Both are potential practice squad candidates unless they really shine Thursday night against the Bills.