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Lions roster at a glance

8/27/2013

We noted earlier Tuesday that the Detroit Lions released place-kicker Havard Rugland. As it turns out, Rugland was the highest-profile name involved in the Lions' push to a 75-man roster.

The three other players released Tuesday were: receiver Terrence Austin, cornerback DeQuan Menzie, tight end Cameron Morrah and tight end Matt Veldman.

Each NFL team must reduce its roster to 53 players by Saturday at 6 p.m. ET. Here is a numerical look at the Lions' roster by position, based on how they are listed on the team's web site:

  • Centers: 2

  • Cornerbacks: 7

  • Defensive ends: 5

  • Defensive tackles: 8

  • Fullbacks: 1

  • Guards: 6

  • Place-kicker: 1

  • Linebackers: 9

  • Long-snapper: 1

  • Punters: 2

  • Quarterbacks: 3

  • Running backs: 6

  • Safeties: 7

  • Tackles: 5

  • Tight ends: 4

  • Wide receivers: 8