Jeremy Ross WR DET 2 Days
Ross caught 24-of-36 targets for 314 yards and a touchdown in 16 games during the 2014 seasons.
Working as Detroit's No. 3 wide receiver for most of the year, Ross posted numbers that were similar to Corey Fuller's, even though Fuller was fourth on the depth chart. Both players figure to be back with Detroit in 2015, as Fuller is still under contract, while Ross is an exclusive-rights free agent.
Brandon Pettigrew TE DET 2 Days
Pettigrew caught 10-of-15 targets for 70 yards in 14 games during the 2014 regular season.
Even though injuries limited Joseph Fauria to seven appearances, Pettigrew was unable to make an impact in the passing game. Eric Ebron's 49 targets were easily tops among the team's tight ends, and while the rookie struggled throughout the season, he may handle a larger role in 2015. Pettigrew signed a four-year, $16 million contract before the 2014 season, but now that he's mostly just a blocking specialist, the Lions may consider releasing him. Of course, the Lions have always seen something in Pettigrew that isn't apparent to anyone else.
Dan Orlovsky QB DET 2 Days
Orlovsky completed 4-of-7 passes for 51 yards during the 2014 season.
Orlovsky saw a bit of action in a blowout loss to the Saints in December, but he otherwise spent the season watching Matthew Stafford from the sidelines. Orlovsky may not be back with the Lions in 2015, as he can become an unrestricted free agent in March, and Detroit always has a tight cap situation. Kellen Moore, the team's No. 3 quarterback in 2014, will be a restricted free agent.
Kellen Moore QB DET 2 Days
Moore was not active for any games during the 2014 season.
Matthew Stafford stayed healthy all year, as did top backup Dan Orlovsky. Orlovsky can become an unrestricted free agent in March, while Moore will be a restricted free agent. It's thus possible that Moore moves up a rung to No. 2 on the depth chart in 2015.
Corey Fuller WR DET 2 Days
Fuller caught 14-of-30 targets for 212 yards and a touchdown in 16 games during the 2014 seasons.
The Lions mostly leaned on Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate, but both Fuller and Jeremy Ross got some opportunities, with Ross holding down the No. 3 job late in the season. Fuller is under contract for 2015, while Ross will be an exclusive-rights free agent, which means he'll likely be back with the Lions. Adding wideout depth probably isn't a big priority for the Lions, so Ross and Fuller may again compete for snaps behind Johnson and Tate.
Eric Ebron TE DET 2 Days
Ebron finished his rookie season with 25 catches for 248 yards and a touchdown on 49 targets.
Ebron also caught 3-of-3 targets for 21 yards in the Lions' lone playoff game, but his rookie campaign was underwhelming on the whole, despite his status as a top-10 draft pick. To be fair, Ebron doesn't turn 22 until April, making him one of the NFL's youngest players. The Lions likely want him to be more involved in 2015, and while he stands a reasonable chance to make a year-two leap, Ebron needs serious work on his receiving skills. Also, the Lions have fellow tight ends Brandon Pettigrew and Joseph Fauria under contract for 2015, along with the potent wideout duo of Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate.
Kellen Davis TE DET 2 Days
Davis did not catch any passes during the 2014 season.
Davis, who was active for six games with the Lions, only drew three targets all season, after being released by the Giants at the end of August. He's never been much of a receiving threat, and the Lions have solid depth at tight end. Davis will likely look for a new home in the offseason, but he'll have to compete for a roster spot, regardless of where he lands.
Ryan Broyles WR DET 2 Days
Broyles finished the regular seasons with two catches for 25 yards on five targets.
Broyles finished the season fifth on the depth chart, and he wasn't active for any games in November or December. He did make it through the season without a significant injury, after suffering major lower-body injuries in 2011, 2012 and 2013. Broyles has one year remaining on his rookie contract, but it's hard to imagine him making an impact in Detroit, as the team has no shortage of talented pass-catchers. Assuming he's makes it to training camp with the Lions, Broyles may need to stave off competition for a roster spot.
Theo Riddick RB DET 2 Days
Riddick finished the regular season with 34 receptions for 316 yards and four touchdowns on 50 targets, adding 20 carries for 51 yards.
Reggie Bush was limited to 11 games, and Riddick handled a larger role than expected, even when Bush was healthy. Riddick may find himself with an even larger role next season, as the Lions can save $3.5 million in 2015 cap space by designating Bush as a post-June 1 cut. Such a scenario would likely see Joique Bell return as the lead back, with Riddick handling most of the work on passing downs. Given that Detroit running backs accounted for more than 100 receptions in both of the past two seasons, Riddick would make for an interesting target in PPR leagues.
Charles Woodson DB OAK 2 Days
Woodson has signed a contract extension that will keep him with the Raiders through the 2015 season, the team's official site reports.
The veteran safety is coming off a season in which he recorded a career-high 113 tackles and four picks, so even at age 38, Woodson remains firmly on the IDP radar.