Preseason star Zach Zenner makes it as Lions get down to 53

AP

The Lions have kept Zach Zenner on their 53-man roster.

Zenner, an undrafted rookie from South Dakota State, looked like an extreme long shot when he was first signed in May. The Lions had good depth at running back, and Zenner seemed more like a training camp body than a player with a real shot of making the team.

But Zenner led all NFL players in rushing yards this preseason, and as a result the Lions have decided to keep him.

The Lions’ cuts included defensive tackle Jermelle Cudjo, defensive end Larry Webster, defensive tackle Kerry Hyder, defensive tackle Jerel Worthy, linebacker Julian Stanford, defensive back Isaiah Johnson, defensive back Brian Suite, defensive back Nate Ness, quarterback Kellen Moore, running back George Winn, running back Emil Igwenagu, receiver Jeremy Ross, tight end Joseph Fauria, tight end Casey Pierce, center Braxston Cave, guard Torrian Wilson, tackle Xavier Proctor, center Al Bond and center Joe Madsen.

The Lions also placed defensive lineman Corey Wootton and receiver Greg Salas on injured reserve.

17 responses to “Preseason star Zach Zenner makes it as Lions get down to 53

  1. The Lions are going to choke this season out, I can’t wait to see the disappointment on Hyzer’s face.

    Ebron has stone hands, no one scared of these rookie RBs, Calvin isn’t even a threat anymore. The defense will be exposed with out Suh, especially that OVERRATED secondary and Stafford is maybe slightly better than Cutler because he shows emotion. They both are inconsistent and turn the ball over, period. Hyzers stays mad.

    The fluke season is over.

    Full Swing Decline.

  2. I love my Lions, but keeping this guy on the roster is a mistake. We are very under qualified at TE. We should have kept Fauria, there is no way we are going to have a threat at TE now. Hopefully Ebron can bounce back, if that’s even possible. I just don’t see how we can win the division or a playoff game without a decent TE.

    Maybe the defense will surprise again and play well, either way I’m just glad the Lions are playing again, but I will keep my paper bag ready because we all know they love to play inconsistently and disappoint our fans for the past 4 or 5 decades now.

  3. What is wrong with you people who post as fake Lions fans?
    Don’t you realize that it’s really obvious to everyone that that’s what you’re doing?
    Unless you’re twelve year olds I would recommend growing up and acting your age.

  4. some of the obsessive posting on here by non – Lions fans is creepy. eg the Hyzer – troller

    Thankfully a lot of it will disappear after Labor Day when these commenters will be busy with Scouts, Bus Patrol and homework.

  5. For the most insightful analysis of an NFL team, can anybody do better than this piece of (art)?

    “Ebron has stone hands, no one scared of these rookie RBs, Calvin isn’t even a threat anymore. The defense will be exposed with out Suh, especially that OVERRATED secondary and Stafford is maybe slightly better than Cutler because he shows emotion. They both are inconsistent and turn the ball over, period. Hyzers stays mad. “

  6. Lions fans, I have to agree with you about the trolling, it’s out of control on Bear’s posts too. The amount of time wasted in creating multiple accounts to be an imbecile and troll has been taken to a new level on here.

    Anyway, no matter what is being said my Bears are probably going to get swept by you guys again this year and that’s all there is too it. Lions are a great team and I wish you good luck this season representing the NFC North division.

  7. Cudjo, Fauria, Isaiah Johnson and George Winn all seem like players fully capable of filling backup roles for teams looking for depth. Hopefully a few can wind up on the PS.

    Very glad they hung onto Zenner. Ameer Abdullah is no slouch at all either I’d be impressed if the team realized their potential as a tandem and let Bell play in a limited role where he belongs at this point of his career.

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