NFL Roster Cuts: Aaron Brown Released, Jacques McClendon Claimed By Lions

The Detroit Lions may have cut down their roster to 53 players on Saturday, but that doesn't mean they are done making moves. There is still some fine-tuning left to do, and it includes making a change on offense.

As tweeted by agent Jordan Woy, the Lions released running back Aaron Brown on Sunday. Woy explains that the Lions needed to make room on the roster for a waiver claim they were awarded, and the decision was made to part ways with Brown.

Originally the thinking was the Lions would replace Brown with another running back, but it turns out they claimed offensive guard Jacques McClendon off waivers instead. McClendon was let go by the Colts on Saturday, and now he is headed to Detroit to provide extra depth on the offensive line.

It's not clear if this is the only move the Lions are making on Sunday. It doesn't seem likely that they will go into the regular season with only three true running backs, but that's how the roster stands right now.

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