According to an ESPN report, Green Bay Packers' linebacker Na'il Diggs has reportedly signed a 4 year offer sheet with the Detroit Lions, worth $10 million, with a signing bonus close to $2.8 million.
Diggs, 24, visited with the Lions last week, and according to LionsFans.com Insider Mike Fowler, Detroit attempted to structure a deal that would make it difficult for Green Bay to match. The deal would have likely been front-loaded, according to Fowler, forcing the cap strapped Packers into a disconcerting position.
Green Bay has until next Sunday evening to decide whether they want to match the offer. If they don't, they will receive Detroit's fourth round draft choice (99th overall) as compensation.
The Packers decision will probably hinge on whether or not they let premier defensive end Kabeer Bjaja-Biamilla go to the Philadelphia Eagles, also an offer-sheet deal.
According to reports, Green Bay will likely be able to only re-sign one or the other. The ESPN report also stated that Diggs didn't want the Packers to match the offer sheet.
A three-year veteran from Ohio State, Diggs tallied 84 tackles last year (67 solo) and only appears to be getting better. If Diggs joins Detroit, he would likely play outside linebacker, opposite Barrett Green.
More info from Lions' insider Mike Fowler coming ...