July 24, 2024

Lions agree to deal with DE Marcus Davenport, for a contract what……..

By Larry Age
The Press Association

Detroit Two days before the new league year kicks off, on Monday, the Detroit Lions took care of three urgent requirements.

Marcus Davenport, an edge rusher, and Detroit reached an agreement on a $10.5 million, one-year contract, according to a person with knowledge of the negotiations who spoke anonymously because the agreement was still being completed.

Another person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press, on condition of anonymity because the deals had not yet been announced, that the Lions also signed guard Graham Glasgow to a $20 million, three-year contract with $9.5 million in guarantees, and acquired cornerback Carlton Davis from Tampa Bay for a third-round draft pick.

Davenport rejoins defensive coordinator Aaron Glenn and Detroit coach Dan Campbell, who were New

Detroit potentially could have re-signed two guards, but chose to keep the 31-year-old Glasgow for a relatively cap-friendly deal after he started in three playoff games. The Lions let Jonah Jackson hit the NFL free agent market after his second straight injury-shortened season.

The 27-year-old Jackson and the Los Angeles Rams agreed to a three-year contract potentially worth $51 million with $34 million guaranteed, according to a person with knowledge of the deal.

NFL teams were cleared Monday afternoon to negotiate with players who will become unrestricted free agents when their contracts expire Wednesday when the new league year starts. The two-day negotiating period applies only to players who will be unrestricted free agents.


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