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Predicting Detroit Lions' 1st Wave of Roster Cuts
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Training camp is a time of optimism for fans and players, but reality is going to crush 15 current members of the Detroit Lions roster.

Every team is allowed to enter training camp with 90 guys. Eventually, they have to cut down to 53 players for the regular season. However, two days before the final preseason game (August 26), teams are required to pare down the roster to 75.

To add an element of fun to an otherwise drab occasion, I've grouped the players into categories that explain why they're likely to be cut and how close they are to the roster bubble.

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