“They both played really good football for us last year," Mayhew told the team's website of Waddle and Hilliard.
The website notes the Lions have more pressing needs at receiver and in the secondary.
Johnson is not going to play through a knee injury. Houston and Bentley came into the week listed as doubtful.
Idonije is dealing with a neck injury. He was unable to practice Friday. Waddle has an ankle injury which kept him out of practice all week.
The Lions will play the Vikings in Minnesota in Week 17.