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DeAndre Levy finally signed the new three-year deal with the Detroit Lions that he agreed to last week on today.
Levy, who would have been an unrestricted free agent without a new contract, got a $3-million signing bonus on a deal worth a maximum of $9.75 million. He counts $2 million against the salary cap this year.
The Lions are less than $2 million under the cap and will have to finalize the restructures on some contracts before they add any significant free agents.
Levy was having the best season of his four-year career at the start of last year before he suffered an October groin injury that knocked him out of two games.
Source: Detroit Free Press
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Glover Quin has been over looked and under valued after the focus put on Dashon Goldson this off-season. The Lions needed help in the secondary and Glover Quin is the perfect addition as well as an upgrade. Drafted by the Houston Texans in the 4th round of the 2009 NFL Draft, he initially played cornerback for the Texans as he did in college at the University of New Mexico. PerÂ...
Chris Houston will be back with the Detroit Lions for the 2013 season and beyond after agreeing to a five-year deal on Wednesday, per multiple reports. His agent confirmed the news via Twitter:
Chris Houston has agreed to terms with the Detroit Lions
â Schwartz& Feinsod (@schwartzfeinsod) March 13, 2013
Houston was the Lionsâ No. 1 cornerback last year, and they were on...
The Detroit Lions apparently are going to have to wait at least another day to add that playmaking running back that theyve been coveting.
The NFL free-agent season opened Tuesday at 4 p.m. with much anticipation and speculation that the Lions could quickly sign Reggie Bush, who played the last two seasons in Miami.
No such deal was immediately announced.
Instead, Bush is expected...
The Detroit Lions have agreed to terms on a four-year contract with the Detroit Lions, according to Tim Twnetyman of DetroitLions.com. Lions and Reggie Bush have agreed to terms on a 4-year contract. Press conference set for 1:45. â Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) March 13, 2013 Bush will help the Lions establish the running game they missed in 2012 with Jahvid Best out. The Lions...
The Detroit Lions have placed an original round tender on restricted free agent tackle Jason Fox. He will earn $1.3 million this season.
Fox was originally a fourth-round selection by Detroit in 2010. If another team wants to sign Fox this offseason, that squad must give Detroit a fourth-round draft pick in exchange, but the Lions have the option of matching that offer.
Anwar Richardson ofÂ MLive.comÂ reports that that the Lions are âone of several NFL teamsâ actively pursuing free agent DEÂ William Hayes.
Hayes would most likely replace DE Cliff Avril whoâs expected to land a huge contract in the near future.
Detroit needs an additional pass rusher and Hayes could end up being a reasonable value on the open market.
Last season, Hayes was...
Reggie Bush is joining the Detroit Lions.
The Lions introduced the free agent running back Wednesday. They did not immediately provide any details about his contract.
Bush gives Detroit another speedy playmaker for an offense that already includes star receiver Calvin Johnson. He's being brought in to help improve an inconsistent running game. Jahvid Best, a first-round draft...
The Detroit Lions frenzied free-agent push continues with the signing of S Glover Quin.
The Seattle Seahawks are loading up, and they are quickly becoming the team to beat in the NFC. Â Adam Schefter is reporting that the Seahawks and Cliff Avril have agreed to terms on a contract.
Seahawks reach agreement on 2-year deal with former Lions DE Cliff Avril (via @adamschefter & media reports).
â SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) March 13, 2013
Avril had 29 sacks over...
The Colts have made their first move of the day and that's the signing of OT Gosder Cherilus.The Colts have signed former Lions offensive tackle Gosder Cherilus. Cherilus spent 5 years in Detroit as their right tackles, and his play has improved each season. Cherilus is an athletic tackle with good feet that protected Stafford very well this last year. He's still pretty young...
ESPNâs Adam Schefter reports that Lions haveÂ reached agreement with former Texans S Glover Quin.
Schefter reported earlier in the day that the Lions wanted to hammer out contract with Glover, Reggie Bush, and Jason Jones and theyâve managed to accomplish this in a matter of a few hours.
They also re-signed CB Chris Houston as well. Detroitâs secondary was inÂ desperateÂ need...
Look out Green Bay, Minnesota, and Chicago--the Detroit Lions have just become a whole lot tougher:
BREAKING: The @detroitlionsnfl and RB Reggie Bush have agreed to terms on a 4-year deal.
â FOX SPORTS: NFL (@NFLONFOX) March 13, 2013
Detroit has been in need of a running back ever since Barry Sanders left. They thought they had one when they drafted Jahvid Best a couple year...