DEFENSIVE LINEMEN (10):
- IN: Ezekiel Ansah, Devin Taylor, Wallace Gilberry, Brandon Copeland, Kerry Hyder, Haloti Ngata, A’Shawn Robinson, Tyrunn Walker, Khyri Thornton, Caraun Reid
- OUT: Anthony Zettel, Stefan Charles, Gabe Wright
OUTLOOK: Defensive coordinator Teryl Austin employs a heavy rotation along the front. With this strategy, he needs as many capable bodies as possible. After the night Kerry Hyder and Caraun Reid had against the Bills, they did enough to leapfrog some other bubble players. Anthony Zettel had his moments as well but will be a solid practice squad stash if he can clear waivers. Brandon Copeland is a valuable special teams asset which will give him the slight edge over the rookie.
— Detroit Lions (@DetroitLionsRR) September 2, 2016