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Riley Reiff will be with the Lions in 2016 but his position is still not determined

INDIANAPOLIS -- Riley Reiff will be back with the Detroit Lions in 2016. The bigger question is what position will he be playing.

The offensive lineman has long been discussed as a player who could be on the move from his current spot at left tackle -- going back to the final two seasons of Martin Mayhew's tenure as general manager. And Mayhew's replacement, Bob Quinn, left Reiff's exact spot open Wednesday.

"We'll figure that out as it comes," Quinn said. "He's a versatile guy. He's played different positions in his college career and his pro career. We'll look at everything depending on who else is on the team."

Offensive line is a position of need for the Lions either through free agency or the draft. Of the three spots on the line, tackles is the most pressing. Reiff enters the final year of his rookie deal after being the team's first-round pick in 2012.

The other tackles on the roster are more questionable. Michael Ola was brought in midseason and ended up being a good piece for Detroit, but he could be a better option as a depth tackle. Cornelius Lucas was inconsistent and Corey Robinson couldn't get on the field. Tyrus Thompson was signed to the practice squad last season and didn't appear in a game.

If the Lions are able to sign a high-profile tackle in free agency or choose to draft a tackle such as Notre Dame's Ronnie Stanley, Ohio State's Taylor Decker or Michigan State's Jack Conklin in the first round, the franchise could consider moving Reiff off of left tackle and over to the right. Decker said at the combine Wednesday he is more comfortable at left tackle but could play right tackle if a team wanted him to.

"Riley's here," Quinn said. "He's going to be here on our offensive line. There's a lot of areas that need to improve, not just the offensive line. You can go across the board to the running back position, tight end position, the defensive line, the secondary, the linebackers, you name it, some of the specialists.

"This team didn't make the playoffs last year so there's a reason for that. The talent level needs to improve."