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NFL Roster Cuts: Lions Will Release Final Cuts At 8 P.M. ET

Fans, bloggers, and media have been waiting for the Detroit Lions to announce their final roster cuts at 6 p.m. ET Saturday. So naturally, the team just sent out a release saying that those final cuts won’t be announced until 8 p.m. ET.

Maybe Jim Schwartz and Martin Mayhew want to have some dinner after the Michigan game, then release the final cuts?

As you might imagine, the beat writers who cover the Lions aren’t exactly thrilled with this development.’s Tom Kowalski:

Lions just announced that they won’t release their cuts until 8 p.m. … Don’t ask me why …

Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press:

#Lions just sent out an email saying they’re not announcing their cuts until 8 pm. Seriously?

The Detroit News’ Chris McCosky:

Lions won’t announce cuts until 8 p.m. Ridiculous

Hope those guys didn’t have dinner plans on a Saturday night.

Kowalski added later that perhaps the Lions are waiting until each of the final cuts have been told of their release before making an announcement.