3 Detroit Lions who definitely won’t be back after D.J. Reader deal

Adding D.J. Reader means subtractions are coming for the Detroit Lions. These three players won't be back after that signing.

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1. Josh Reynolds, WR

Josh Reynolds has spent all but five games in which he played with the Titans back in 2021 on a team with Jared Goff. Reynolds and Goff clearly do have solid chemistry, but their run as teammates might have come to an end.

The Lions have one of the best wide receivers in the NFL in Amon-Ra St. Brown leading the charge, but the rest of their receiver room is full of question marks. Jameson Williams has the talent to be elite, but has just 395 yards receiving in 18 career games over his first two seasons. Adding another solid receiver should be a priority for the Lions, and that would likely mean Reynolds departs.

The 29-year-old is a solid WR3 in a good receiver room. This past season was arguably his best as he had 64 receptions for 608 yards and five touchdowns in 17 games played. Reynolds even had a strong game in the Wild Card Round of this past season's playoffs although his drops in the NFC Championship Game loss loomed large.

There's no doubt that the seven-year veteran deserves a role somewhere, but the Lions should look for an upgrade.

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