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Monday, May 12, 2014
Lions sign 11 UDFAs, cut eight players

By Michael Rothstein

The Detroit Lions made their post-draft roster moves late Monday, officially signing 11 players to undrafted free-agent contracts and cutting players currently on the roster.

Among the players cut were kicker John Potter -- meaning the kicking battle in the fall will be between seventh-round draft pick Nate Freese and Giorgio Tavecchio -- and receiver Carlin Isles, who will head to the U.S. rugby team. Also gone are safety Akwasi Owusu-Ansah and tight end Matt Veldman, both of whom played for Detroit last season in the finale against Minnesota.

Cuts:  OC Sherman Carter, WR Carlin Isles, LB Jon Morgan, CB Nate Ness, K John Potter, WR Cody Wilson, TE Matt Veldman, S Akwasi Owusu-Ansah.

They did this to add 11 undrafted free agents. Here are those players. We'll have short profiles on all of them this week.

Chad Abram, FB, Florida State; Alex Bullard, OG, Tennessee; Jerome Couplin, DB, William & Mary; James Franklin, QB, Missouri; Justin Jackson, LB, Wake Forest; Cornelius Lucas, OT, Kansas State; Gabe Lynn, DB, Oklahoma; Jacob Maxwell, TE, Louisiana-Lafayette; D.J. Morrell, OG, Old Dominion; Andrew Peacock, WR, Appalachian State; Mohammed Seisay, DB, Nebraska.