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Theo Riddick should receive larger role with Reggie Bush’s release from Lions
Michael Rothstein –

"This seemed inevitable for months now, from the moment Reggie Bush injured his ankle during the fifth week of the season and Theo Riddick darted through the Minnesota defense on the opening drive the following week. Even when the Lions drafted Riddick in the sixth round of the 2013 draft, his skills were similar enough to Bush’s — then the Lions’ top offseason free-agent acquisition — that it seemed like the team signed its present and drafted its future, all in the same two-month span."

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  • Lions release RB Reggie Bush in cost-cutting move
    Dave Birkett – Detroit Free Press

    "Reggie Bush’s pay far outpaced his production last year, and for that reason the Lions decided to part ways with the talented but injury-prone running back Wednesday.The Lions cut Bush in a well-telegraphed move that will free up cap space to help the team with its chief off-season pursuit, re-signing All-Pro defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh."

    Riley Reiff isn’t locked into left tackle
    Tim Twentyman —

    "Right after the Lions drafted Riley Reiff with the 23rd pick of the 2012 draft, Lions general Martin Mayhew used words like “big,” “smart,” “tough guy” and “versatile” to describe Reiff.The last description could be important for the Lions this offseason as they continue to revamp an under-performing offensive line."

    Does WR Ryan Broyles still have a future with the Detroit Lions?
    Kyle Meinke —

    "Ryan Broyles has played in just 11 games the past two years. He’s caught just 10 passes.And he’s still somehow one of the Detroit Lions’ most popular players.Fans struggled to understand last year how the former second-round pick could lead Detroit in receiving during the preseason, then play in only five games. Particularly with the offense struggling so much."

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