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Where the Lions roster stands: Offense

An overview of the Detroit Lions roster with a focus on the offense.

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With our various series on the 2014 season coming to a close, it's just about time to fully shift our focus to the 2015 Detroit Lions. In the coming weeks, we will take a look at each position on the roster and evaluate what needs exist for the 2015 season. First, though, let's take a general look at the roster. Here's a breakdown of the offense:

Note: UFA = unrestricted free agent, RFA = restricted free agent and ERFA = exclusive-rights free agent. The final year of each player's contract is listed in parentheses (if they are actually under contract, that is).


Under contract: Matthew Stafford (2017), Dan Orlovsky (2015), Kellen Moore (2016)

Free agents: None

Running back

Under contract: Joique Bell (2016), Theo Riddick (2016), George Winn (2015)

Free agents: None


Under contract: Emil Igwenagu (2016)

Free agents: Jed Collins (UFA)

Wide receiver

Under contract: Calvin Johnson (2019), Golden Tate (2018), Corey Fuller (2015), Ryan Broyles (2015), TJ Jones (2017), Andrew Peacock (2016), Skye Dawson (2016)

Free agents: Jeremy Ross (ERFA)

Tight end

Under contract: Brandon Pettigrew (2017), Eric Ebron (2017 + team option for 2018), Joseph Fauria (2015), Jordan Thompson (2016)

Free agents: Kellen Davis (UFA)

Offensive tackle

Under contract: Riley Reiff (2015 + team option for 2016), LaAdrian Waddle (2015), Cornelius Lucas (2016), Michael Williams (2016)

Free agents: Corey Hilliard (UFA)

Offensive guard

Under contract: Larry Warford (2016), Rodney Austin (2015)

Free agents: Rob Sims (UFA), Garrett Reynolds (UFA)


Under contract: Travis Swanson (2017), Darren Keyton (2016), Taylor Boggs (2016), Braxston Cave (2016)

Free agents: Dominic Raiola (UFA)

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