3 free agents Detroit Lions can't afford to lose this offseason

If the Lions want to return to the NFC Championship Game, here's who they need to bring back.
NFC Divisional Playoffs - Tampa Bay Buccaneers v Detroit Lions
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It's hard to get back to an NFC Championship. After the Lions' heart-breaking 34-31 loss to the San Francisco 49ers last Sunday, Detroit head coach Dan Campbell admitted as much. NFL windows open and close on a yearly basis, and with as much turnover as there is in any given offseason, it's far from a sure thing that the Lions can count on being one win away from the Super Bowl this time next year. Even in their own division, at least one other team – maybe two –  look ready to make a run at the NFC North title. So if the Lions want to repeat as NFC North champions and work towards another deep playoff run, here are three guys from this year's team that they'll want to bring back for next season and beyond.

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