GREEN BAY, WI - JANUARY 01: Ndamukong Suh #90 of the Detroit Lions celebrates a sack against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on January 1, 2012 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers defeated the Lions 45-41. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Just as we did yesterday with the offense, today we are taking a look at where the Detroit Lions defense and special teams stand going into the offseason. After the jump you can check out a rundown of each position with the players divided up based on if they are under contract or if they are set to become a free agent this offseason. This will serve as a general overview of the defense and special teams as we get set to take a more in-depth look at each unit in the coming weeks.
Free agents: Cliff Avril (UFA)
Under contract: Jason Hanson (through 2012)
Free agents: None
Under contract: Ryan Donahue (through 2013)
Free agents: Ben Graham (UFA)
Under contract: None
Free agents: Don Muhlbach (UFA)
*Hat tip to Dave Birkett for the heads up on Silva, as I could not find contract information for him anywhere.