Ebron's 711 yards this season marked the most in any of his three professional seasons, as did his 61 receptions. That production came thanks to fewer drops, which made him a more reliable target for quarterback Matthew Stafford. Ebron's development was evidenced by the fact that opposing defenses started to scheme for him over the course of the campaign, and his stock could potentially benefit from having the added motivation of playing in the final year of his contract next season. That being said, Ebron has missed at least two games each year since entering the league, which could make it tough for him to reach the 1,000-yard mark, something only two tight ends managed this season.
Rotheram has signed a reserve/future contract with the Lions, MLive.com reports.
Rotheram spent time with the Packers after going undrafted out of Pittsburgh in 2015, but never made much of an impact. He'll fight for a depth role along the offensive line.
Lee has signed a reserve/future contract with the Lions, MLive.com reports.
Lee spent the first eight weeks of the 2016 season in Detroit after spending the summer in Chicago and logged over 100 snaps, primarily in a blocking role. He's set to square off with Matthew Mulligan and Khari Lee for depth chart slotting behind Eric Ebron and Clay Harbor.
Backman has signed a reserve/future contract with the Lions, MLive.com reports.
Backman was the Packers' sixth-round draft pick in 2015 but was released in August due to injury concerns. He eventually latched on with the Lions' practice squad this past season but never made it to the active roster. He'll square off with Matthew Mulligan and Khari Lee, among any other offseason acquisitions, for the Lions' No. 3 job at tight end.
Turzilli has signed a reserve/future contract with the Lions, MLive.com reports.
Turzilli, an undrafted second-year receiver out of Rutgers, spent time with the Titans and 49ers in 2015 before joining the Lions' practice squad last December. His size (6-4, 195) could improve his odds of landing one of the Lions' last roster spots at receiver.