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Detroit Lions Free Agency 2012: List Of Players Set To Become Free Agents

The NFL's Free Agent period will at 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday, and starting at that time Detroit Lions will have a lot of decisions to make as about 20 players will become unrestricted free agents, while four other players will be restricted free agents.

Not only will the front office brass need to make decision about current players on the Lions roster, but they will also need to target potential players from other teams.

Thanks to our SB Nation blog friends from Pride Of Detroit, here's a list Lion players that will become unrestricted and restricted free agents come four o'clock who will either need to be resigned or replaced via free agency.

Unrestricted Free Agents

QB Shaun Hill, QB Drew Stanton, RB Kevin Smith, RB Maurice Morris, RB Jerome Harrison, WR Rashied Davis, WR Maurice Stovall, OT Jeff Backus, OG Leonard Davis, DT Andre Fluellen, LB Stephen Tulloch, LB Bobby Carpenter, LB Isaiah Ekejiuba, CB Eric Wright, CB Brandon McDonald, S Erik Coleman, S Chris Harris, P Ben Graham, LS Don Muhlbach

Restricted Free Agents

OT Corey Hilliard (tendered at original-round level), DT Sammie Hill (tendered at original-round level), LB DeAndre Levy (tendered at second-round level), LB Ashlee Palmer (not tendered)

Franchised Player

DE Cliff Avril (has not signed tender)

For more on the Detroit Lions, check out Pride Of Detroit. For more on the NFL free agency in general, head to the specialized hub for 2012 NFL free agency