Just a few days after the Lions cut running back Joique Bell, another Lions main stay has been sent to free agency by management.

Middle linebacker Stephen Tulloch is set to be cut by the Lions according to reports.

Tulloch, 31, has been with the Detroit Lions since 2011 and, outside of an injury riddled 2014 campaign, has started almost every regular season game in his time wearing Honolulu Blue. He is credited for 66 starts in his 67 career appearances with the Detroit Lions.

He amassed 10 sacks, three interceptions and over 300 tackles in his five years with the team. Before his time in Detroit, Tulloch spent five years with the Tennessee Titans who drafted him in the 4th round of the 2006 draft.

Tulloch took the time to thank the fans and the city of Detroit on Instagram as news came out about his impending release.

The NFL's new League Year starts up on March 9.