Lions Roster for 2007 per my Estimate dated May 4, 2007 (Updated May 20 for Eric Beverly and some alternates now listed)

(updated again on July 28 because of cuts, IR and retirement - see notes at the bottom)

(August 31st notes: Drew Stanton is on IR which means J.T. O'Sullivan will make the roster.  Kevin Jones is on PUP, which means Avieon Cason will make the team for now, then either he or Calhoun will be cut when KJ comes back in 6 to 9 weeks.  Devale Ellis is on PUP and may not make the team even when he's able to play.  Edell Shephard almost certainly got beat of a roster spot by Troy Walters.  Rudy Sylvan may have lost his roster spot to Jon Bradley, a backup DT who can play FB/TE.  I think Saipaia makes the team and takes Petermans spot.  I think Moore beat out Pinkney for a roster spot.  With Daniel Bullocks on IR, I think Dee McCann makes the team as a Safety.  I think Keith Smith beat out A.J. Davis for the final CB spot.  The players in bold are my changes due to injury and shall remain as part of my original roster estimate.  The players names in italics are what I wished I had gave as answers but did not see it coming.  We shall see on Saturday how close I get.)

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Name

Pos.

2007 Salary

07 SB Alloc.

Total Cap Hit

Alternate Players & other notes

Alternative Total Cap Hit

Dan Orlovsky

QB

$435,000

$43,800

$478,800

Jon Kitna

QB

$1,450,000

$875,000

$2,325,000

Drew Stanton

QB

rookie

pool

see end

3

Kevin Jones

HB

$510,000

$691,250

$1,201,250

Brian Calhoun

HB

$360,000

$188,250

$548,250

Avieon Cason

$435,000

Tatum Bell

HB

$510,000

$0

$510,000

T. J. Duckett

HB

$800,000

$700,000

$1,500,000

4

Roy Williams

WR

$3,385,000

$2,082,500

$5,467,500

Calvin Johnson

WR

rookie

pool

see end

Edell Shephard

WR/PR

$510,000

$0

$510,000

Devale Ellis

$360,000

Mike Furrey

WR

$1,500,000

$1,333,333

$2,833,333

Shaun McDonald

WR

$600,000

$750,000

$1,350,000

5

Casey Fitzsimmons

FB/TE

$755,000

$375,000

$1,130,000

Sean McHugh

FB/TE

$850,000

-$415,000

$435,000

Dan Campbell

TE

$1,500,000

$440,000

$1,940,000

Rudy Sylvan

TE

$285,000

$0

$285,000

Rex Tucker T/G

$1,083,333

4

Dominic Raiola

C

$2,550,000

$870,000

$3,420,000

Damien Woody

G

$2,500,000

$1,500,000

$4,000,000

Manuel Ramirez

G

rookie

pool

see end

Blaine Saipaia

$550,000

Edwin Mulitalo

G

$750,000

$0

$750,000

Stephen Peterman

G

$435,000

$0

$435,000

Jeff Backus

T

$1,950,000

$2,125,000

$4,075,000

Jonathan Scott

T

$360,000

$44,333

$404,333

George Foster

T

$2,335,000

$0

$2,335,000

Frank Davis

G/T

$360,000

$2,500

$362,500

Barry Stokes

$955,000

9

Shaun Rogers

DT

$1,500,000

$1,869,048

$3,369,048

Shaun Cody

DT

$435,000

$190,000

$625,000

Cory Redding

DT

$3,125,000

$1,500

$3,126,500

Cleveland Pinkney

DT

$510,000

$0

$510,000

Jon Bradley (or Sapp)

$510,000

4

Kalimba Edwards

DE

$780,000

$1,000,000

$1,780,000

Corey Smith

DE

$595,000

-$160,000

$435,000

Jared Devries

DE

$1,150,000

$350,000

$1,500,000

Claude Harriott (or Rice)

$285,000

Dewayne White

DE

$600,000

$2,600,000

$3,200,000

Ikaika Alma-Francis

DE

rookie

pool

see end

5

Rodney (Boss) Bailey

LB

$1,190,000

$440,000

$1,630,000

Teddy Lehman

LB

$510,000

$481,367

$991,367

Alex Lewis

LB

$510,000

$0

$510,000

Johnny Baldwin

LB

rookie

pool

see end

Donte Curry

$950,000

Paris Lenon

LB

$750,000

$600,000

$1,350,000

Anthony Cannon

LB

$360,000

$9,233

$369,233

Ernie Sims

LB

$360,000

$1,600,000

$1,960,000

7

Kenoy Kennedy

S

$2,350,000

$680,000

$3,030,000

Daniel Bullocks

S

$360,000

$0

$360,000

Gerald Alexander

S

rookie

pool

see end

Idrees Bashir

S

$595,000

-$160,000

$435,000

Dee McCann

$311,000

4

AJ Davis

CB

rookie

pool

see end

Keith Smith

$435,000

Ramzee Robinson

CB/KR

rookie

pool

see end

Fernando Bryant

CB

$2,250,000

$1,166,667

$3,416,667

Stanley Wilson

CB

$435,000

$189,350

$624,350

Travis Fisher

CB

$1,250,000

$1,000,000

$2,250,000

5

Jason Hanson

K

$1,650,000

$537,500

$2,187,500

Nick Harris

P

$650,000

$125,000

$775,000

Don Mulbach

LS

$510,000

$0

$510,000

3

Total Cap for all Rookies

$5,824,000

Dead cap for players already cut

$15,647,570

Estimated Signing Bonus allocations missing

$6,420,000

3 mill = edwards?

Dead cap for players cut to make this roster of 53

$1,239,333

1.0 mill in 2008

53

Total Cap for estimated roster (53)

$100,371,533

Actual Cap allowed for Lions 2007

$111,109,229

as adjusted

Balance (but see below)

$10,737,696

*

Practice Squad

$639,200

Balance in Reserve or Cap Space Available

$10,098,496

**

Reasons for adjusting estimated roster on July 28, 2007

Shawn Bryson - Cut

Marcus Robinson - IR

Eric Beverly - Retired

Bill Swancutt - Cut

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