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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1. WR Josh Reynolds

Reynolds' drop on 4th-and-2 will sting for a couple months, but it shouldn't take away from the year he had in Detroit. This season, his second in Detroit, Reynolds set a career-high in touchdowns (5) while coming close to career-bests in total yardage (608), yards per reception (15.2), and catch percentage (62.5). He was one of the Lions' best deep threats all season, and one of only four skill players to appear in all 17 games this season. With plenty of veteran wide receiver free agents available this offseason (Mike Evans, Tee Higgins, Michael Pittman, to name a few), a short-term deal between Reynolds, who'll turn 29 this February, and the Lions makes a ton of sense.