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The Lions waived or released 22 players Saturday to reduce the roster to 53 players by the 4 p.m. deadline.

While several players received the unfortunate news that they lost their jobs, many more learned the good news that they have a spot on the Lions’ roster this season.

Quarterback Kellen Moore, wide receivers Ryan Broyles and Corey Fuller and undrafted rookie safety Jerome Couplin and offensive tackle Cornelius Lucas were among the bubble players who made the team.

Some of the most notable cuts were running back Mikel Leshoure, wide receiver Kris Durham, defensive end Darryl Tapp, offensive lineman Rodney Austin and cornerback Chris Greenwood.

Even though most players can feel safe for now, the current roster is by no means permanent. The Lions could add some players who were cut by other teams, and if rookie linebacker Kyle Van Noy goes on short-term injured reserve Tuesday, it would open a roster spot.

Here is the 53-man roster as of Saturday’s cuts:

Quarterbacks (3)

Matthew Stafford

Dan Orlovsky

Kellen Moore

Cuts: None

Running backs (5)

Reggie Bush

Joique Bell

Theo Riddick

Jed Collins

Montell Owens

Cuts: Mikel Leshoure, George Winn, Emil Igwenagu

Wide receivers (6)

Calvin Johnson

Golden Tate

Jeremy Ross

Ryan Broyles

Kevin Ogletree

Corey Fuller

Cuts: Kris Durham, Patrick Edwards, Andrew Peacock

Tight ends (3)

Brandon Pettigrew

Eric Ebron

Joseph Fauria

Cuts: Michael Egnew, Jordan Thompson

Offensive line (8)

Dominic Raiola

Larry Warford

Rob Sims

Riley Reiff

LaAdrian Waddle

Corey Hilliard

Travis Swanson

Cornelius Lucas

Cuts: Michael Williams, Rodney Austin, Darren Keyton, Garrett Reynolds

Defensive line (9)

Ndamukong Suh

Nick Fairley

C.J. Mosley

Caraun Reid

Ziggy Ansah

Jason Jones

Devin Taylor

George Johnson

Larry Webster

Cuts: Darryl Tapp Andre Fluellen, Xavier Proctor, Jimmy Saddler-McQueen

Linebackers (6)

Stephen Tulloch

DeAndre Levy

Kyle Van Noy

Ashlee Palmer

Tahir Whitehead

Travis Lewis

Cuts: Julian Stanford, Brandon Hepburn, Shamari Benton

Cornerbacks (5)

Darius Slay

Rashean Mathis

Bill Bentley

Cassius Vaughn

Nevin Lawson

Cuts: Chris Greenwood, Mohammed Seisay,

Safeties (5)

Don Carey

Glover Quin

James Ihedigbo

Isa Abdul-Quddus

Jerome Couplin

Cuts: Nate Ness

Specialists (3)

Nate Freese

Sam Martin

Don Muhlbach

Cuts: None

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