Lions' Theo Riddick: Future uncertain

Riddick (groin) isn't guaranteed to remain with the Lions in 2019, Nate Atkins of MLive.com reports.

Detroit could reportedly save $3.4 million by setting Riddick free this offseason, a decision that will depend to some degree on how comfortable the organization is with Kerryon Johnson taking on an expanded role as a receiver. Given that Johnson (6.7 yards per reception, 5.5 yards per target) was more efficient than Riddick last season (6.3 YPR, 5.2 YPT), the 2018 second-round pick looks capable of handling more responsibilities on passing downs. Riddick's chances of sticking around will decline further if the team brings back Zach Zenner, who emerged down the stretch and was the most efficient of the bunch as a receiver (8.0 YPR, 5.6 YPT) in 2018.

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