NFL roster cuts: Several former Detroit Lions among first wave of exits
Several former Detroit Lions made the unfortunate list of players cut from their respective teams during this brutal time of year.
The teams are tasked with reducing their squads to 53 men by 4 p.m. Tuesday. Players who gave their all on the pitch left the next day. Jason Cabinda, who was placed on Detroit reserve/physical inability to perform the list with an ankle injury, realized it on Twitter.
“These are the worst days in the NFL,” cabinda wrote. “…anxiety, being let go or seeing other hard working guys you’ve worked with all year being let go of the guys you’ve grown close with and not seeing them again…hard prayers to everyone who is going through one of these emotions.
Cuts were announced with fury on Monday and even more are to come throughout Tuesday before the deadline. Unfortunately, many of these dark reports included former Lions. Here are some examples:
Sad for Sam, but I can’t say I’m extremely surprised. Martin is still a stellar punter, but the Broncos have a rising star in Corliss Waitman who comes with a much cheaper price tag. With Russ in Denver, it’s a winner now and every dollar counts. https://t.co/BlBB65eXCM
— Hamza Baccouche (@HamzaPOD) August 29, 2022
Former Lions punter/kicker Ryan Santoso was cut by the New York Giants. He attended the Lions training camp in 2018 and 2019, but didn’t make the starting squad. However, he started against Pittsburgh last season in Week 10 but missed several attempts and was cut the following week.
And on the rest of your notes.
- Dan Campbell notes the sudden passing of dolphins executive Jason Jenkins. He was 47 years old.
- A familiar face – though probably a bit more tanned – will become the face of Little Caesars. Ex-Lions QB Matthew Stafford has been announced as the new spokesperson for the pizza chain.
- DJ Chark with a photo shot before the start of the regular season.