How will the Lions replace Eric Ebron?

How will the Lions replace Eric Ebron?

Ebron, Tyler Eifert and Austin Seferian-Jenkins appear to be the top fall-back options for teams that missed out on Jimmy Graham (Packers) and Trey Burton (Bears).

The Detroit Lions will be releasing Eric Ebron after failing to work out a trade for the pass-catching tight end, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Ebron who turns 25 in April finishes his Lions career with 186 receptions for 2070 yards and 11 touchdowns.

"Eric had a good year".

He was in trade conversations around the deadline last season, but nothing came through. With Darren Fells leaving town on a three-year, $12 million dollar deal from Cleveland, Detroit only has one player at the tight end position now on the roster who actually played last season, Michael Roberts. "He gained some confidence over the course of the season, and he performed better". The 10th overall pick from the 2014 draft figures to draw interest from a slew of franchises, though a few have already filled their openings at tight end.

Ultimately, Ebron - whose selection preceded three consecutive Pro Bowlers going off the board in Taylor Lewan, Odell Beckham and Aaron Donald, respectively - was not worth the headaches any longer for the Lions. He was chosen for the Associated Press All-State team as a senior and earned a spot on North Carolina's Shrine Bowl team.