Detroit Lions : Free Agents To Think About

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Sep 13, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos outside linebacker Brandon Marshall (54) reacts to his sack in the first quarter against the Baltimore Ravens at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Brandon Marshall

Stephen Tulloch’s play has declined while his contract number has gone up. It’s hard to imagine the Lions paying him $7.3 million in 2016. It’s more likely that he is cut, and with no immediate backup in sight, the Lions should be seeking a MLB. Marshall’s versatility could have him playing on the strong side or in the middle.

Marshall has a great work ethic and has worked his way from the practice squad to starring role in his first four seasons. Last season Marshall’s production rose to 113 tackles, 2 sacks, 9 pass deflections, 1 int, and 1 FF. Through six games this season Marshall has 48 tackles, 1.5 sacks, 2 pass deflections, and a forced fumble. It is hard to imagine a team letting a player of his caliber slip away, but the Broncos will need to focus on re-signing their star linebacker Von Miller.

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