Lions cut rookie running back Rasheed Williams

Josh Katzenstein
The Detroit News

The Lions continued shuffling the back end of their roster Wednesday morning, cutting rookie running back Rasheed Williams.

Williams initially signed with the Lions after going undrafted. The team cut him while he finished his academic requirements at Alfred State then re-signed him again one week into organized team activities.

The team's announcement also said there would not be a corresponding roster move, which means the Lions will practice during Wednesday's minicamp with 89 players. The Lions still could add another player before Thursday's practice, the last of the three-day minicamp.

Whether it's Thursday or before training camp, the Lions could add another offensive tackle. Cornelius Lucas is out for minicamp with a minor injury, and LaAdrian Waddle has missed the entire offseason recovering from knee surgery. Behind left tackle Riley Reiff and that duo of right tackles, the Lions' other tackles — Michael Williams, Xavier Proctor and rookie Corey Robinson — never have appeared in an NFL game.

Williams was one of three undrafted rookie running backs on the Lions' roster, along with Desmond Martin from Wayne State and Zach Zenner from South Dakota State.