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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.
If Fox does not receive an offer from another team, he will eventually sign Detroit's tender.
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The Detroit Lions that you knew yesterday could be entirely different than what you see tomorrow.
The stars -- Calvin Johnson, Matthew Stafford, Ndamukong Suh -- will still be around, but the supporting cast probably is going to be much different.
And it can all start coming down Tuesday after 4 p.m.
Not only can their remaining 21 unrestricted free agents begin signing contracts...
Jason Hanson has opted to put off retirement yet again, Mike Garafolo of USA Today reported on Tuesday:
Lions K Jason Hanson has decided to return for another season, provided he can work out a deal with Detroit.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 12, 2013
The Lions no doubt will find a way to get Hanson re-signed for the 2013 season — he earned $2.55 million as a base salary...
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...
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...
The Lions desperately want to retain DE Cliff Avril, though that seems less likely by the day, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports.
The question is whether he reaches $10 million per year, which would help set the rest of the market for pass rushers. Tampa Bay is pushing hard for a pass rusher and several league sources believe they'll do what it takes to get Avril. Michael...
The Detroit Lions have tendered three of their four exclusive-rights free agents, according to the Free Press' Dave Birkett. Fullback Shaun Chapas, wide receiver Kris Durham and safety Ricardo Silva all reportedly received their tenders on Monday. This means all three players will be back with the Lions in 2013.
The only exclusive-rights free agent without a tender that we...
The Detroit Lions announced Tuesday that the team has agreed to terms on one-year contracts with safety Amari Spievey and wide receiver Kassim Osgood.
Spievey, a restricted free agent who did receive an initial tender offer, has started 26 games over three seasons since being taken by the Lions in the third round of the 2010 draft. The Iowa product was limited to just five games...
If Jason Hanson can get a contract done, he will be back with the Detroit Lions for a 22nd season.
Mike Garafolo of USA Today reports Hanson has made up his mind to continue playing provided he can secure a contract.
The Lions had given Hanson time and space to make a decision after the season ended, making it clear they wanted him back. The club has held workouts in recent...
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, free agent running back Reggie Bush will be visiting the Detroit Lions first. The Cardinals and Bengals are also interested.
Dolphins free-agent running back Reggie Bush is scheduling a visit with the Detroit Lions. Cardinals, Bengals also interested.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 12, 2013
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We will be updating this article throughout the Free Agency rush. Stay with us here, on Twitter and on Facebook. Unrestricted Free Agents PLAYER AGE EXP SCHOOL STATUS Avril, Cliff, DE 26 6 Purdue Cherilus, Gosder, T 28 6 Boston College Signed five-year deal with Colts Delmas, Louis, S 25 5 Western Michigan Durant, Justin, [...]
Lions defensive tackle Sammie Hill plans to visit the Tennessee Titans during NFL free agency, according to sources.
Hill has at least four teams that actively pursuing him, but Detroit is not on that list.
Hill is only 26-years old and has 12 starts in four NFL seasons. He started in three games last season, and finished with 15 tackles and three pass breakups. He played...