So it appears that the Detroit Lions and unrestricted free agent Stephen Tulloch are locked in a game of chicken.
The Lions want him back, but not at the astronomical asking price he is insisting on.
Luckily for the Lions, they actually have some options here.
First, they have the option of out and out replacing Tulloch with a free agent middle linebacker.
Second, they have the option of replacing him with DeAndre Levy and getting a replacement outside linebacker for Levy.
Third, they can replace Tulloch with a stop-gap option then draft his long-term replacement.
For the purposes of this article, we will focus on the top two options.
Here are five potential replacements for Tulloch.