Ronnell Lewis, three others cut by Lions


The Lions liked defensive end Ronnell Lewis enough to draft him in the fourth round of the 2012 draft, but that affinity didn’t buy Lewis a second season with the team.

The team announced Sunday that Lewis is one of four cuts they’ve made as they make their way down to 75 players. All teams must pare down their rosters by Tuesday afternoon.

Lewis recorded two tackles in eight games for the Lions last season, but saw the team move toward bigger defensive ends this offseason when they drafted Ziggy Ansah and brought in Jason Jones and Israel Idonije as free agents. Lewis also received a six-month deferred sentence after pleading no contest to charges stemming from a bar fight in April.

The Lions also announced that wide receiver Cody Wilson, cornerback Myron Lewis and safety Chris Hope would be dropped from the roster. The moves leave the Lions with five more moves to make to get down to the 75-man limit.

9 responses to “Ronnell Lewis, three others cut by Lions

  1. Some will call it a failed pick, but, the depth of the Detroit D Line is ridiculous.

    Lewis can still play in this league—just not with the Lions.

  2. Time for most of the slappies to move on to their post football careers. A lucky few will get picked up by another team but most of them are done with their nfl experience

  3. The Lions sure seem to be whiffing on a disproportionate number of their draft picks. With the ones they hit on, if they had even done an average job on those picks from the second round or below, they could have really established something.

  4. steelers6rings says:

    “No more than 5 wins for this sorry group.”

    You could say the same for your own “sorry” group: old, slow, past their prime, a horrendous O-Line. I’m going to enjoy watching the Steelers struggle this season, primarily because of their classless fanbase.

  5. lks311:

    Well that’s the problem is the Lions don’t know how to coordinate and plan for positional drafting logic as well as evaluating the talent well when they make their picks. Anytime you only get a one year look-see of limited play time from a 4th Round pick, then that’s a bad pick. Would you classify this as a good pick in any way and if so then what was so good about it?

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