5 players the Detroit Lions must move on from in 2021

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Here are five players the Detroit Lions will likely move on from soon

The Detroit Lions are preparing to face a divisional rival, the Minnesota Vikings, in what has become the final game of a lost season for both teams. In the all-to-familiar basement of the NFC North, the Lions will finish 2020 posting their third-straight losing season.

With last month’s firings of both head coach Matt Patricia and general manager Bob Quinn, the Lions will be heading in an exciting new direction in 2021. And here are five players we believe the new regime in Detroit will elect to move on from soon.

#5. Danny Amendola, WR

The exodus of ex-Patriots should be in full swing this offseason. Parting ways with 35-year old wide receiver Danny Amendola seems like an easy choice. While the former New England Patriots star found an early connection with quarterback Matthew Stafford, this season has been a different story.

Amendola was targeted 97 times in 2019. That number dropped to 67 this season as the veteran slot receiver has played 13 games while dealing with a hip injury.

His declining production, advancing age, and expiring contract will likely lead the new regime in Detroit to come to the same conclusion. Amendola will probably play his final game for the Lions this Sunday.