Lions make 3 roster cuts, trim 2 TEs

The Detroit Lions have made some roster moves in advance of Tuesday’s roster cutdown deadline. Three players are no longer with the team and will not travel to Indianapolis for this week’s joint practices or preseason game with the Colts.

The Lions waived TE Nolan Givan and OL Ryan McCollum and also released veteran tight end Garrett Griffin. Givan is an undrafted rookie, while McCollum is in his second year in Detroit. They are subject to waiver claims while Griffin, a vested veteran, is free to sign with any team as a free agent immediately.

None of the moves are surprising after watching the first three weeks of training camp and the first preseason game.

The Lions have until 4 p.m. on Tuesday to make two more moves to get to the 85-man limit. The roster currently stands at 87.

Story originally appeared on Lions Wire