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With training camp coming up soon, it's a good time to take a guess at what the final roster will look like. All kinds of rumors will be going around once they hit the practice field and I'm sure there will be a few players that capture the hearts of Lions fans. With that said, it should be pretty fun to predict the final 53 now and look back at these later when the roster is actually set.

 

QB: Matthew Stafford, Jake Rudock, Brad Kaaya

RB: Ameer Abdullah, Theo Riddick, Zach Zenner, Dwayne Washingotn, Matt Asiata

WR: Marvin Jones, Golden Tate, Kenny Golladay, Jared Abbrederis, Jace Billingsley

TE: Eric Ebron, Darren Fells, Michael Roberts

OL: Greg Robinson, Graham Glasgow, Travis Swanson, TJ Lang, Rick Wagner, Cyrus Kouandjio, Storm Norton, Joe Dahl, Laken Tomlinson

DE: Ezekiel Ansah, Kerry Hyder, Cornelius Washington, Anthony Zettel

DT: Haloti Ngata, A'Shawn Robinson, Akeem Spence, Jeremiah Ledbetter, Jordan Hill

LB: Jarrad Davis, Tahir Whitehead, Paul Worrilow, Antwione Williams, Jalen Reeves-Maybin, Nick Bellore

CB: Darius Slay, Nevin lawson, DJ Hayden, Teez Tabor, Jamal Agnew, Johnson Bademosi

S: Glover Quin, Tavon Wilson, Miles Killebrew, Don Carey

K: Matt Prater

P: Sam Martin

LS: Don Muhlbach

PUP/IR/SUS: Taylor Decker, Armonty Bryant, Khyri Thornton

 

 

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QB - Matt Stafford, Jake Ruddock    (Brad Kaya on the PS)
RB - Ameer Abdullah, Theo Riddick, Zach Zenner, Tion Green
WR - Golden Tate, Marvin Jones, Kenny Golladay, Jared Abridaris, Keshawn Martin
TE - Eric Ebron, Darren Fells, Michael Roberts
LT - Taylor Decker, Greg Robinson
LG - Graham Glasnow, Laken Tomlinson
C - Travis Swanson
RG - TJ Lang, Joe Dahl
RT - Rick Wagner, Storm Norton, Cyrus Koundjio

DE - Ziggy Ansah, Kerry Hyder, Armonty Bryant, Cornelius Washington, Anthony Zettel, Pat O'Connor
DT - Haloti Ngata, A'Shawn Robinson, Khyri Thornton, Akeem Spence
LB - Jarrad Davis, Tahir Whitehead, Paul Worrilow, Antwione Williams, Jalen Reeves-Maybin, Nick Bellore
CB - Darius Slay, Nevin Lawson, Teez Tabor, DJ Hayden, Quandre Diggs
S - Glover Quinn, Miles Killebrew, Tavon Wilson, Alex Carter

LS - Don Mullbach
K - Matt Prater
P - Sam Martin

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Would love to see Tion Green and Pat O'Connor make the team. Totally forgot about Keshawn Martin, he could make the team as ST guy for sure, maybe even as a returner

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16 hours ago, IDOG_det said:

Would love to see Tion Green and Pat O'Connor make the team. Totally forgot about Keshawn Martin, he could make the team as ST guy for sure, maybe even as a returner

Green and O'Connor are pure guesses.  I just am not excited about what else is left at their positions so figured we should give some youth the chance.  I wouldn't doubt that they both get cut and added to the PS though. 

I definitely think Keshawn Martin can win the returner battle.  I think he is a better returner than Roberts but probably will not be much help as a WR.  If one of the younger WRs proves to have the return ability along with potential to make an impact on our pass game, they will beat him out but as of now I think he is the favorite.

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Posted (edited)

Offense: 24

QB: (2) Matthew Stafford, Jake Rudock, Brad Kaaya

RB:  (4) Ameer Abdullah, Theo Riddick, Zach Zenner, Dwayne Washington

WR: (6) Marvin Jones, Golden Tate, Kenny Golladay, Jared Abbrederis, T.J. Jones, Jace Billingsley

TE: (3) Eric Ebron, Darren Fells, Michael Roberts

OL: (8) Greg Robinson, Graham Glasgow, Travis Swanson, TJ Lang, Rick Wagner, Storm Norton, Joe Dahl, Cornelius Lucas

Defense: 26

DE: (5) Ezekiel Ansah, Anthony Zettel, Cornelius Washington, Alex Barrett, Jeremiah Valoaga

DT: (4) Haloti Ngata, A'Shawn Robinson, Akeem Spence, Jeremiah Ledbetter

LB: (5) Jarrad Davis, Tahir Whitehead, Paul Worrilow, Antwione Williams, Jalen Reeves-Maybin

CB: (7) Darius Slay, Nevin Lawson, Quandre Diggs, DJ Hayden, Teez Tabor, Jamal Agnew, Johnson Bademosi

S: (5) Glover Quin, Tavon Wilson, Miles Killebrew, Don Carey, Alex Carter

Special Teams: 3

K: (1) Matt Prater

P: (1) Sam Martin

LS: (1) Don Muhlbach

PUP/IR: (6) Taylor Decker, Kerry Hyder, Jordan Hill, Corey Robinson, Brandon Copeland, Cole Wick

Suspended: (2) Armonty Bryant, Khyri Thornton

Practice Squad: (10) WR Dontez Ford, DL Pat O'Connor, RB Tion Green, CB Charles Washington, DB Josh Thornton, C Leo Koloamatangi, TE Robert Tonyan Jr, WR Dez Stewart, DL Derek Lott, LB Steve Longa

Edited by Louis Friend

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Amending my prediction after the first preseason game. Just throwin some darts at the board hoping they stick

Offense
QB:
Matthew Stafford - Jake Rudock
RB: Ameer Abdullah - Theo Riddick - Zach Zenner - Dwayne Washington
X: Marvin Jones - Jared Abbrederis
Z: Golden Tate - Keshawn Martin
Slot: Kenny Golladay - TJ Jones
F: Eric Ebron - Tim Wright
Y: Darren Fells - Michael Roberts

LT: Greg Robinson - Cyrus Kouandjio
LG: Graham Glasgow - Joe Dahl
C: Travis Swanson
RG: TJ Lang - Laken Tomlinson
RT: Rick Wagner - Storm Norton

Defense
WDE: Ezekiel Ansah - Anthony Zettel - Brandon Copeland
WDT: A'Shawn Robinson - Akeem Spence
SDT: Haloti Ngata - Jordan Hill
SDE: Cornelius Washington - Jeremiah Valoaga

WLB: Tahir Whitehead - Jalen Reeves-Maybin
MLB: Jarrad Davis - Paul Worrilow
SLB: Antwione Williams

RCB: Nevin Lawson - Teez Tabor
FS: Glover Quin - Don Carey
SS: Tavon Wilson - Miles Killebrew
NCB: DJ Hayden - Quandre Diggs - Jamal Agnew
LCB: Darius Slay - Johnson Bademosi


Quandre Diggs

Special Teams
K: Matt Prater
P: Sam Martin
LS: Don Muhlbach
KR: Dwayne Washington
PR: Jamal Agnew

Practice Squad
QB Brad Kaaya
WR Noel Thomas
WR Jace Billingsley
TE Cole Wick
OL Leo Koloamatangi
DL Jeremiah Ledbetter
DL Pat O'Connor
DL Alex Barrett
CB Adairius Barnes
S Alex Carter


PUP/IR/SUS:
OL Taylor Decker
DE Armonty Bryant
DT Khyri Thornton
DE Kerry Hyder

Cuts:
RB Mike James
RB Tion Green
RB Matt Asiata
WR Michael Rector
WR Dez Stewart
WR Dontez Ford
TE Khari Lee
TE Robert Tonyan
OL Brandon Thomas
OL Matt Rotheram
OL Nick Becton
OL Cornelius Lucas
DL Bruce Gaston
LB Thurston Armbrister
LB Steve Longa
LB Nick Bellore
CB Tramain Jacobs
CB Josh Thornton
CB Charles Washington
S Rolan Milligan
P Kasey Redfern

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8 hours ago, IDOG_det said:

Amending my prediction after the first preseason game. Just throwin some darts at the board hoping they stick

Offense
QB:
Matthew Stafford - Jake Rudock
RB: Ameer Abdullah - Theo Riddick - Zach Zenner - Dwayne Washington
X: Marvin Jones - Jared Abbrederis
Z: Golden Tate - Keshawn Martin
Slot: Kenny Golladay - TJ Jones
F: Eric Ebron - Tim Wright
Y: Darren Fells - Michael Roberts

LT: Greg Robinson - Cyrus Kouandjio
LG: Graham Glasgow - Joe Dahl
C: Travis Swanson
RG: TJ Lang - Laken Tomlinson
RT: Rick Wagner - Storm Norton

Defense
WDE: Ezekiel Ansah - Anthony Zettel - Brandon Copeland
WDT: A'Shawn Robinson - Akeem Spence
SDT: Haloti Ngata - Jordan Hill
SDE: Cornelius Washington - Jeremiah Valoaga

WLB: Tahir Whitehead - Jalen Reeves-Maybin
MLB: Jarrad Davis - Paul Worrilow
SLB: Antwione Williams

RCB: Nevin Lawson - Teez Tabor
FS: Glover Quin - Don Carey
SS: Tavon Wilson - Miles Killebrew
NCB: DJ Hayden - Quandre Diggs - Jamal Agnew
LCB: Darius Slay - Johnson Bademosi


Quandre Diggs

Special Teams
K: Matt Prater
P: Sam Martin
LS: Don Muhlbach
KR: Dwayne Washington
PR: Jamal Agnew

Practice Squad
QB Brad Kaaya
WR Noel Thomas
WR Jace Billingsley
TE Cole Wick
OL Leo Koloamatangi
DL Jeremiah Ledbetter
DL Pat O'Connor
DL Alex Barrett
CB Adairius Barnes
S Alex Carter


PUP/IR/SUS:
OL Taylor Decker
DE Armonty Bryant
DT Khyri Thornton
DE Kerry Hyder

Cuts:
RB Mike James
RB Tion Green
RB Matt Asiata
WR Michael Rector
WR Dez Stewart
WR Dontez Ford
TE Khari Lee
TE Robert Tonyan
OL Brandon Thomas
OL Matt Rotheram
OL Nick Becton
OL Cornelius Lucas
DL Bruce Gaston
LB Thurston Armbrister
LB Steve Longa
LB Nick Bellore
CB Tramain Jacobs
CB Josh Thornton
CB Charles Washington
S Rolan Milligan
P Kasey Redfern

I agree with this mostly. However, Copeland went to the locker room with an injured shoulder during the preseason game. Depending on severity, I could see him either on IR or cut. 

I don't know if Alex Carter is practice squad eligible. That is why I put him on the roster. The team has said this season is make or break for him, so I don't see them cutting him right away. But I don't know if he's used up his 3 PS stints yet.

I also don't see the Lions trying to stash Kaaya on the practice squad. We saw what happened last season when we tried that with Rudock. Chicago tried to sign him and we had to add him to the 53. I see it playing out again this year with injuries piling up for alot of teams already. 

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3 hours ago, Louis Friend said:

 also don't see the Lions trying to stash Kaaya on the practice squad. We saw what happened last season when we tried that with Rudock. Chicago tried to sign him and we had to add him to the 53. I see it playing out again this year with injuries piling up for alot of teams already. 

Didn't the Bears try to get Rudock halfway through the season? I'm pretty sure he started the season there.

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6 hours ago, Nnivolcm said:

Didn't the Bears try to get Rudock halfway through the season? I'm pretty sure he started the season there.

This is correct. 

Either way, if Kaaya continues to look somewhat competent in the preseason, I think that he will make the roster. If he gets stashed on the practice squad he would be a prime suspect for someone to try and sign away if they had a QB injury. 

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Asiata sure does get plenty of opportunities. Do you guys think he makes the roster after his week 3 performance?

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1 hour ago, SteelKing728 said:

Asiata sure does get plenty of opportunities. Do you guys think he makes the roster after his week 3 performance?

I hope not.

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As far as WR goes I would rather keep Billingsly over Martin,  I was not impressed at the effort Martin gave in his blocking.  I think that if the Lions were to try to sneak Billingsly onto the PS that he would end up being claimed very quickly.  He offers very reliable hands, great RAC, and back up slot potential.  Not to mention he can also serve as a PR/KR.  I like him more than Martin hands down.  Abbrederis is a keeper in my mind because of his sure hands, size and precise route running.  Asiata I hope finds employment elsewhere for another team because I don't feel he brings anything better than Washington and he lacks speed.  

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