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Lions start working their way to the 75-man limit


Kicker Jason Hanson will be with the Lions for the 21st straight season.

Any doubt about Hanson’s place on the team’s roster was eliminated Monday when Tim Twentyman of the team’s website reported that Derek Dimke has been told he’ll be released ahead of Monday afternoon’s deadline to get down to 75 players. Hanson shared a locker room with the likes of Barry Sanders, Andre Ware and Bennie Blades in his first season and it probably goes without saying that he’s the only player from that team still active in the NFL.

Per Twentyman, the Lions have also told fullback James Bryant, receiver Jarett Dillard, running back Stephfon Green, safety Sean Jones, guard Jacques McClendon, linebacker Slade Norris, guard J.C. Oram, defensive tackle Bobby Skinner and receiver Terrence Toliver to turn in their playbooks before heading off to the next stop on their journeys.

The Lions have five more moves to make before the 4 p.m. deadline. One name to watch is running back Jahvid Best, who hasn’t been medically cleared and is expected to go on the physically-unable-to-perform list to start the season.

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9 Responses to “Lions start working their way to the 75-man limit”
  1. m2karateman says: Aug 27, 2012 12:19 PM

    I’d like to see the Lions put RB Stephfon Green on their practice squad. He has plenty of speed and can fill a void if Best doesn’t get a chace to play in 2012.

  2. nflfollower says: Aug 27, 2012 12:19 PM

    Mcclendon was definitely gone with Reiff looking pretty fluid at guard against Oakland. Granted it was against scrubs but the guy has enough physical talent to maintain his play against the real thing. With Reiff and a healthy Fox, looks like we might actually have some quality depth at tackle. I would love to see Reiff take petermans spot at guard before eventually moving to LT.

  3. JSpicoli says: Aug 27, 2012 12:50 PM

    Hanson is an icon. Congrats to him.

  4. blacknole08 says: Aug 27, 2012 1:01 PM

    I was about 5 or 6 years old when Hanson was drafted. I’m 26 now and the fact that he is has kicked in this league 3 decades now is remarkable.

    And he is still among the best of the best.

  5. rjg427 says: Aug 27, 2012 1:03 PM

    m2karateman– after that game against the ravens, id be surprised to see stephfon green clear waivers..he looked real good..decisive with his cuts and good speed…I was shocked to see that name up there considering their problems at running back..I would have probably cut keiland williams first and see the upside of green…they also could use logan in the backfield

  6. nakrohtap says: Aug 27, 2012 1:27 PM

    I am betting (hoping) that Logan goes on Friday. He’s a one trick pony. There are plenty of guys on this roster that can return AND play another position.

  7. theecowardlylion says: Aug 27, 2012 1:45 PM

    Hanson only needs 46 points to move into 3rd onn the all time scoring list. GET IT DONE, JASON!

  8. gaadr says: Aug 27, 2012 2:51 PM

    In the era of free-agency, 21 years with one team may not be duplicated. Regardless of position, that is downright impressive.

  9. warsal says: Aug 27, 2012 3:58 PM

    Green looked good, should have cut Logan instead

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