Detroit Lions Free Agency: Keep, Walk or Tag Options for Every Free Agent

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Detroit Lions Free Agency: Keep, Walk or Tag Options for Every Free Agent
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From former first rounders to backup quarterbacks, the Detroit Lions have plenty of decisions to make regarding their unrestricted free agents.

With the disappointing 1-6 slide to end the season, it's easy to forget that this was a talented team. Cleaning out all the dead weight will take some actual evaluation, as opposed to sweeping everyone out the door.

Also, once a coaching staff is in place, the team will know which way it's headed schematically, but it's unlikely that general manager Martin Mayhew's decisions will be dramatically different regardless of system.

This offseason represents a chance for the Lions to start freshto take that next step toward consistent-contender status—and it all starts with the decisions regarding who to let go, who to resign and who to slap with the franchise tag.

 

For decisions regarding restricted free agents and exclusive-rights free agents, click here

All rankings and advanced metrics are courtesy of ProFootballFocus.com, which requires a subscription. 

All contract and salary cap details are sourced from spotrac.com.

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