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Lions cut draft mistakes Chris Greenwood, Corey Fuller

Chris Greenwood AP

The Lions have a bad track record of getting little talent out of late draft picks, and two more examples of that trend were demonstrated today.

The Lions have released cornerback Chris Greenwood, a fifth-round draft pick last year, and receiver Corey Fuller, a sixth-round draft pick this year, according to the Detroit Free Press.

Greenwood missed his entire rookie season because of a hernia and didn’t play well this year in the preseason, while Fuller struggled to get on the field this year in the preseason.

The Lions also cut linebacker Jon Morgan, offensive lineman Darren Keyton and offensive lineman Kevin Haslam, and waived-injured safety Martavius Neloms.

UPDATE 11:42 a.m. ET: Add another draft mistake to the list: The Lions released seventh-round linebacker Brandon Hepburn.

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9 Responses to “Lions cut draft mistakes Chris Greenwood, Corey Fuller”
  1. gmart4041 says: Aug 31, 2013 11:41 AM

    These guys are projects who will end up on the practice squad. I’ll concede that perhaps the Lions don’t deserve the benefit of the doubt here, but calling them mistakes seems a tad premature.

  2. patsbrat says: Aug 31, 2013 11:44 AM

    Man – the cuts are flying faster than we can read them!

  3. sgtdiver says: Aug 31, 2013 11:55 AM

    well god forbid putting guys on the practice squad.

  4. tannethrill says: Aug 31, 2013 12:06 PM

    Enough with the mistakes. You’re talking about 5th, 6th and 7th round choices. It’s not like they’re cutting their top picks.

  5. sgtdiver says: Aug 31, 2013 12:09 PM

    Meanwhile the Patriots cut another early round pick

  6. packerbackernj says: Aug 31, 2013 12:11 PM

    I seen “lions cut draft mistakes” and wondered how they’d get to a 53 man roster if they cut -all- the mistakes.

  7. vanislebob says: Aug 31, 2013 12:24 PM

    So, all the other teams keep all 7+ of their draft picks on their 53-man roster? Oh, they don’t. Why does this writer have such a hate-on for the Lions?

  8. hatesycophants says: Aug 31, 2013 12:43 PM

    Ridiculous.

  9. vicnocal says: Aug 31, 2013 1:28 PM

    Not all 7th rounders can be Marquess Wilson of the Bears.

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