Detroit Lions who will likely be gone in 2016

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Dec 21, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Detroit Lions strong safety James Ihedigbo (32) reacts after the game against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. Detroit Lions defeat the Chicago Bears 20-14. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

James Ihedigbo

This one could really go either way. Ihedigbo could ultimately decide to stay in Detroit in 2016. But it’s really going to depend on if the Lions choose to re-sign him. Keep in mind Ihedigbo held out over the summer after he felt he wasn’t being paid enough.

Lance Moore

This one is pretty obvious. Moore was never a long-term option for the Lions and will possibly decide to retire after the season.

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Josh Wilson

There’s no secret that Wilson was somebody that Martin Mayhew chased after for years in hopes of bringing him to Detroit. After his play this season, his inability to stay healthy and the multiple fights he got into in London, it’s clear Mayhew should have taken no for an answer years ago.

Manny Ramirez

What seemed like a steal on April 30th, has turned into a “meh” move by the Lions in November. Ramirez is a free agent after this season and I wouldn’t be shocked to see him escape Detroit for the second time in his career.

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Tyrunn Walker

Walker is another interesting one. While he didn’t particularly play poorly before his injury, will the Lions take a chance on Walker again? After all Walker only signed a one year deal. I bet the two-year deal the Patriots offered him is looking pretty attractive right about now.

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