The Detroit Lions are parting ways with wide receiver Josh Reynolds, who is set to join the Denver Broncos.

The Detroit Lions face the challenge of bolstering their wide receiver corps after losing a significant contributor in free agency this week. According to initial reports by ESPN’s Adam Schefter, wide receiver Josh Reynolds is set to sign a two-year contract worth up to $14 million, although specific details of the deal remain undisclosed.

During the NFL owners meetings, both coach Dan Campbell and general manager Brad Holmes expressed interest in retaining Reynolds for the 2024 season. Campbell emphasized Reynolds’ valuable qualities as a player, highlighting his versatility, selflessness, and willingness to do the necessary work on the field.

Holmes acknowledged that the Lions succeeded in their free agency plans except for re-signing Reynolds, who was originally part of their intentions. Despite ongoing discussions, Reynolds remains the only player from their initial plans whose future with the team is uncertain.

Nevertheless, the Lions still possess promising options at wide receiver. Amon-Ra St. Brown is returning and is poised for a contract extension, Jameson Williams is anticipated to assume a larger role, and Donovan Peoples-Jones, recently re-signed, is expected to have a more significant impact after a full offseason to grasp the offensive scheme.

Campbell highlighted Peoples-Jones’ potential contribution, particularly his size, which offers a different dynamic compared to other receivers on the roster. Additionally, the Lions boast depth with players like Kalif Raymond, Tom Kennedy, Maurice Alexander, and Antoine Green. However, there remains a potential need to enhance the team’s top-tier talent at the position.

Reynolds’ tenure with the Lions concludes after 2.5 seasons, during which he recorded 97 receptions for 1,393 yards and 10 touchdowns.

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