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Detroit Lions roster updates from training camp

NFL training camp is underway and rosters will be pared down to the 53-player maximum. We’ll break down the moves as the Detroit Lions sort out their roster decisions.

Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions drops back to pass against the Oakland Raiders during the first quarter of an NFL football game at RingCentral Coliseum on November 03, 2019 in Oakland, California. Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

NFL training camp is under way and that means news will start flowing from each team. How that news will be distributed in the time of Covid-19 restrictions is still to be seen, but news will get out one way or the other. We’ll take that news and give you our fantasy and betting analysis. And that news and analysis, including roster moves, injuries, all the way to hype videos, will be disseminated right here, on this very page for the Detroit Lions.

Matthew Stafford was off to one of his best starts ever, but went down with an injury midway through the season. Getting him back this year will be the biggest move they’ll make to improve for 2020. They also grabbed running back D’Andre Swift early in the second round of the draft and will get Marvin Jones back from injury as well. If Stafford can get back on track, the Lions have a real chance to make noise in the NFC North.

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* Signed RB Jonathan Williams — August 17

* Activated DE Romeo Okwara from NFI list — August 14

This is a boost to the defensive line, but Okwara has mostly been a low impact reserve. If he can get back to 2018 when he had 7.5 sacks, this could be a bigger deal.

Covid-19 list

Justin Coleman, DB — July 30 — Activated August 4
Jalen Elliott, DB — July 29
Kenny Golladay, WR — July 29 — Activated August 5
T.J. Hockenson, TE — July 29 — Activated August 8
Isaac Nauta, TE — July 30 — Activated August 3
Amani Oruwariye, DB — July 29
Matthew Stafford, QB — August 1 — Activated August 4
Arryn Siposs, P — July 29 — Activated August 8

PUP/NFI list

DE Austin Bryant — August 2

Players who have opted out

Geronimo Allison, WR — Source
John Atkins, DT — Transaction Wire
Russell Bodine, C — Transaction Wire

Full list of roster cuts

September 1

WR Geremy Davis

August 31

FB Nick Bawden — Injured Reserve

August 27

DT Olive Sagapolu

August 23

G Caleb Benenoch

August 20

FB Luke Sellars
DT Jashon Cornell

August 17

RB Wes Hills

August 14

S Jeremiah Dinson

August 9

WR Travis Fulgham
WR Chris Lacy
G Joshua Garnett
LB Christian Sam
DE Jonathan Wynn