With a new general manager and a fresh lease on life, the Detroit Lions have to look at the past and determine what they need to bring back to make the best of the 2016 NFL season. Although they showed promise near the end of 2015, the Lions will need to tweak the defensive side of the ball and retool the offensive line.
For now, we're tracking all 25 free agents the Lions currently have on their roster, along with any new Lions signed by the organization. We'll regularly update this post with the destinations and decisions of these players. Be sure to check back here regularly to find the latest news.
Unrestricted free agents
Re-signed by the Lions
DT Tyrunn Walker - One-year extension worth up $2.25 million (2016 cap hit: $1,337,500)
DT Haloti Ngata - Haloti's agent tweeted out that he has agreed to a 2-year deal with the Detroit Lions.
LB Tahir Whitehead - Two-year deal worth more than $8 million (details/numbers pending).
QB Dan Orlovsky - Lions announced they have re-signed Orlovsky.
LS Don Muhlbach - Lions announced they have re-signed Muhlbach
CB Crezdon Butler - Lions announced they have re-signed Butler
TE Tim Wright - Lions announced they have re-signed Wright
DE Jason Jones -
RB Joique Bell - Bell was released by the Lions on Feb. 16, has visited Bills.
S James Ihedigbo - It has been reported that Ihedigbo will not be back with the Lions in 2016.
DE Darryl Tapp
WR Lance Moore
CB Josh Wilson
DT Jermelle Cudjo
DE C.J. Wilson
DT Corey Wootton
TE Bear Pascoe
LB Travis Lewis - Pete Scharger has reported that Travis Lewis has agreed to terms with the Minnesota Vikings.
S Isa Abdul-Quddus - Signed with the Miami Dolphins.
OL Manny Ramirez - Signed with the Chicago Bears.
Restricted free agent
TE Tim Wright - The Lions did not tender a contract to Tim Wright. However, they re-signed him as an unrestricted free agent.
Exclusive rights free agents
LB Brandon Copeland - Lions tendered a contract on March 3.
DT Khyri Thornton - Lions tendered a contract on March 3.
RB George Winn - Lions tendered a contract on March 3.
S Isaiah Johnson - Lions tendered a contract on March 3.
C Braxston Cave - Lions tendered a contract on March 3.
WR Corey Fuller - Signed his tendered contract on March 10.
Other free agents
Signed by the Lions
WR Marvin Jones - Signed to a five-year, $40 million contract.
S Tavon Wilson - Signed to a two-year, $2.2 million contract
CB Johnson Bademosi - Signed a two-year, $4.5 million contract.
DT Stefan Charles - Signed to a one-year, $1.75 million contract.
S Rafael Bush - Signed to a one-year, $2.4 million deal.
WR Jeremy Kerley - Signed to a one-year deal worth around $1 million.
CB - Darrin Walls - Agreed to terms with Lions.
OL - Geoff Schwartz - Agreed to a one-year deal with Lions.
RB - Stevan Ridley - Agreed to a one-year deal with Lions.
DE - Wallace Gilberry - Signed a one-year contract with Lions.
TE - Matthew Mulligan - Signed a deal with the Lions.
S George Iloka - Although the Lions had interest in Iloka, he will re-sign with Cincinnati.
OT Russell Okung - Okung chose to play with the Broncos over the Lions.
LAST UPDATED: 1:00 p.m. ET - April 5, 2016