Detroit Lions Season Preview 2014: Offense

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Aug 22, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions offensive line coach Jeremiah Washburn talks to players during the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Ford Field. Detroit won 13-12. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Offensive Lineman

Riley Reiff, Rob Sims, Dominic Raiola, Larry Warford, Corey Hilliard, LaAdrian Waddle, Travis Swanson, Cornelius Lucas

The Lions returned all five starters from a terrific offensive line a year ago, which is good news for Matthew Stafford.

They have to decide who starts at right tackle between Corey Hilliard and LaAdrian Waddle, but either way they’re in a good spot there. The one surprise cut here is Rodney Austin.

His release leaves the Lions with just Travis Swanson as a backup interior lineman. Cornelius Lucas beat out tight end turned tackle, Michael Williams, for the fourth tackle spot. Williams and Austin are likely practice squad candidates.

Two of the players that failed to make the Lions final 53 man roster were tight end converted to tackle, Michael Williams and guard Rodney Austin. Both players found themselves on the list of ten players added to the Lions 2014 practice squad.

It’s good to see the core of the line back, especially considering that they have managed to keep Stafford relatively healthy since 2010.

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