Now that Detroit Lions general manager Bob Quinn has made the decision to retain Jim Caldwell as head coach, one of his next jobs will be to decide which players the team will bring back in 2016 and which players will be allowed to become free agents. In addition, there are players who are still under contract through the 2016 season who could become cap casualties and cut from the team.
Here is a list of five players who Quinn will have to make a tough decision on moving forward. Nation, which of these five players do you think will be cut prior to the 2016 season? Who should be allowed to play out their contract?
Cutting Stephen Tulloch is an absolute must for Bob Quinn and the Detroit Lions. The Lions linebacker still has what it takes to help stop the run, but passing downs are a different story. Tulloch has lost a step, or two, and the Lions opponents have realized that. Equally important in this decision is the fact that Tulloch will be owed $7.3 million if the Lions keep him compared to a $1.3 million dead cap hit if they cut him.
Prediction: The Lions will cut Stephen Tulloch sooner than later.