The Detroit Lions have informed two players that they wont be back in Detroit next season. Earlier this week, offensive lineman Manny Ramirez was informed that he would not be re-signed. Ramirez, who was originally drafted by the Lions, was traded by the Denver Broncos to Detroit during the draft last season. When Detroit acquired him, he looked like a starting left guard. The team drafted Laken Tomlinson in the first round though, and Ramirez spend the year serving as a backup guard and center.
Inside Linebacker Stephen Tulloch was informed yesterday that he will be released prior to free agency. The move was not a surprise as Tulloch under-performed this season and has a sizable cap hit this year. The move essentially means that the Lions will be seeking out a new inside linebacker. It also means that the team saves about 6 million in cap room.