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Detroit Lions players react to Wednesday free agency moves

Detroit Lions players said goodbye to old friends and hello to new ones.

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Free agency can be cruel to football players. Aside from the obvious emotional turmoil of the players being shipped and traded and dumped by their employers, teammates of the discarded are also put through the emotional wringer. Wednesday saw the Detroit Lions say goodbye to a loved teammate and hello to a couple, exciting new ones. Here's how Lions players reacted to all of the news

Lions re-sign Haloti Ngata

While the rest of the team was somewhat quiet, Tyrunn Walker and Quandre Diggs simply retweeted the news.

Isa Abdul-Quddus signs with the Dolphins

Players were much more emotional about Abdul-Quddus' departure:

And finally, let's hear from the players themselves: