DJC Morning Drive: Detroit Lions Roster Cuts, Calvin Johnson To Play Against Jags


Aug 15, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; General view of the line of scrimmage as Detroit Lions center Travis Swanson (64) snaps the ball against the Oakland Raiders at Coliseum. The Raiders defeated the Lions 27-26. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Training camp is over and the Detroit Lions are halfway through the preseason. Now comes the task of making cuts to get down to the 53 man roster.

While some players are worried about whether they will make the cut, others have yet to see a snap during the preseason.  Calvin Johnson hasn’t played a down yet this preseason and although there is no need for him to prove himself, it will still be nice to see him finally take the field. According to Megatron that will happen during the 3rd preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

So who will survive to Detroit Lions roster cuts?  A number of pundits have their predictions and we bring them all to you here on the Detroit Jock City Morning Drive.

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From MLive: Projecting the Detroit Lions roster cuts

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From The Freep: Nick Fairley Last Of The 2011 Draftees

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From the Freep: Calvin Johnson Expects To Play Against Jags

"After sitting out the first two games of the preseason for precautionary reasons, Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson said he expects to play this week against the Jacksonville Jaguars. “I’ll get some burn this game,” Johnson told the Free Press as he walked off the field after practice today. “I’ll get some plays in this game. I’ll feel good about it then.”"