The Lions appear ready to let their restricted free agents test the open market.

Per the Free Press, the team is unlikely to tender any of its four RFAs, including TJ Jones and Zach Zenner. Lions general manager Bob Quinn has until March 14 to make a final decision.

Detroit’s other two RFAs are linebacker/defensive end Brandon Copeland and offensive lineman Zac Kerin.

If the Lions don’t tender those four players it doesn’t necessarily mean they won’t be back. The team may believe it can re-sign them as unrestricted free agents for less than the cost of a tender. TJ Jones, who caught 30 passes for 399 yards in 14 games last season before injuring his shoulder, is certainly a candidate to return.

Teams can offer three types of tenders to restricted free agents that typically dissuade other teams from making that player an offer. But even the lowest level tender in 2017 cost about $1.8 million. That amount will be similar in 2018, and none of Jones, Zenner, Copeland or Kerin is worth the cost.