For some veteran Detroit Lions, training camp might be the unexpected end of their tenure in the den.
Between now and the Week 1 kickoff against the New York Giants, Detroit will cut many players. Some will be undrafted rookies and roster filler, but other cuts will come from the veterans pool.
Last year, some of the veterans released included Ricardo Silva, Brian Robiskie and Jake Scott. The latter, pictured above, missed the cut even though he performed well during camp and preseason trials.
That fate is going to happen to some more seasoned Lions this year, too. Here are five prime candidates for the chopping block, or perhaps the trade block if the team can extract any value from another team.