Detroit Lions release depth chart: Rookie Nate Freese No. 1 kicker

Wednesday August 6th, 2014

The Detriot Lions released their first depth chart of the preseason on Aug. 5.

On July 24, the Lions placed Golden Tate, Ziggy Ansah and TJ Jones on the PUP list. Detroit general manager Martin Mayhew said that the team is on the hunt for more talent during training camp and wants to improve at every position. 

The Lions recently tabled contract talks with defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh until after the season. 


QB: Matthew Stafford | Dan Orlovsky | Kellen Moore | James Franklin

RB: Reggie Bush | Joique Bell | Mikel Leshoure | Theo Riddick / Steven MillerGeorge Winn

WR: Calvin Johnson | Kris Durham | Jeremy Ross | Corey Fuller / Quintin Payton

WR: Golden Tate | Kevin Ogletree | Ryan Broyles | Pat Edwards / Andrew Peacock / TJ Jones

LT: Riley Reiff | Cornelius Lucas | Michael Williams    

LG: Rob Sims | Rodney Austin | Alex Bullard    

C: Dominic Raiola | Travis Swanson | Darren Keyton    

RG: Larry Warford | Garrett Reynolds | Bryce Quigley    

RT: LaAdrian Waddle | Corey Hilliard | AJ Dalton    

TE: Brandon Pettigrew | Joseph FauriaEric EbronJordan Thompson / Jacob Maxwell

FB: Montell Owens | Jed Collins | Chad Abram    


DE: Ezekiel Ansah | Darryl Tapp | George Johnson    

DT: Nick Fairley | Andre FluellenCaraun Reid | Gregory Hickman

DT: Ndamukong Suh | C.J. Mosley | Jimmy Saddler-McQueen | Xavier Proctor

DE: Jason Jones | Devin Taylor | Larry Webster | Kris Redding

OLB: Ashlee Palmer | Kyle Van Noy | Cory Greenwood | Justin Jackson

MLB: Stephen Tulloch | Travis Lewis | Brandon Hepburn    

OLB: DeAndre Levy | Tahir WhiteheadJulian Stanford    

CB: Rashean Mathis | Bill Bentley | Nevin Lawson | Aaron HesterMohammed Seisay

CB: Darius Slay | Cassius Vaughn | Jonte Green | Chris Greenwood

SS: James IhedigboDeJon Gomes | Jerome Couplin    

FS: Glover Quin | Don Carey | Isa Abdul-Quddus    

Special Teams: 

PK: Nate Freese | Giorgio Tavecchio       

H: Sam Martin | Drew Butler       

KO: Sam Martin | Nate Freese | Giorgio Tavecchio    

P: Sam Martin | Drew Butler        

LS: Don Muhlbach            

PR: Jeremy Ross | Golden Tate | Steven Miller    

KR: Jeremy Ross | Theo Riddick | Steven Miller

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