Sources close to the negotiations have told LionsFans.com that Detroit and Rogers are "extremely close" to a deal and a signing could come as early as tomorrow.
Rogers is expected to receive a two-tiered signing bonus with an upfront payment of just under $10 million and a secondary payment of just over $4 million, totaling in the neighborhood of $13.75 million. The contract will not contain voidable years.
The signing of Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson of Miami, the third overall pick has solidified the marketplace and now Detroit and Rogers camp, led by agent Kevin Poston will agree on a contract expected to be as long as a seven-year deal.
LionsFans.com has learned that Detroit has agreed to terms with third-round draft pick Cory Redding, a defensive end from Texas. No terms were disclosed other than it is a three-year deal. Redding presence in camp has taken on added urgency due to the injury status of Luther Elliss.
Although the team expects Elliss injury to be healed in time for the regular season, others say Elliss could be placed on the PUP and miss the first six games of the regular season. If that were the case, Detroit might seriously consider releasing the ninth-year veteran.
At 6-4, 279, some thought the Houston native could even be a late first-round pick, but Detroit watched him slip to the third round where they jumped at the chance to take one of the more productive players in the collegiate level.
Detroit also signed 7th round picks Travis Anglin (contract terms below) a wide receiver from Memphis and cornerback Danny "Blue" Adams from Cincinnati (terms undisclosed). Both players have a chance to stick as backups, special teamers, or role players.
The only draftee's that remain unsigned are Rogers, second round pick Boss Bailey and seventh-round selection Brandon Drumm.
Travis Anglin Contract Figures: Three-year, $933,000 contract including $23,000 signing bonus. First year: $225k, second year is worth $305k and third is $380k.