Rogers signs six-year deal with Lions

The Detroit Lions have come to terms with first round selection, and second overall pick Charles Rogers. Although financial terms were undisclosed, it is believed to be a six-year deal. LionsFans.com broke the story Wednesday afternoon, and the Detroit Lions will have a Press Conference at 6:15 PM (EST).

The Detroit Lions are holding a press conference to announce the signing of first round pick Charles Rogers to what is believed to be a six-year deal with a reported $13.7 million signing bonus.

LionsFans.com was told Tuesday afternoon that the two sides were "extremely close" to a deal that was eventually finalized Wednesday.

The press conference will be held at 6:15 at the team's headquarters and training facility.

Drafted in the 1st round (2nd overall) in the 2003 draft, Rogers is expected to become Joey Harrington's accomplice as the young Lions' tandem wreaks havoc on opposing defenses during the next several years.

The former MSU standout uses a combination of speed and size to collect passes. Shrugged off several double coverages and still managed spectacular junior campaign with Spartans.

Rogers will be reunited with former MSU head coach and current Lions' receivers coach Bobby Williams.

TFY Draft Preview - Junior entry who set multiple league and school records the past two seasons. Caught 68 passes for 1,351 yards and 13 touchdowns last season and named both All-Conference and All-American selections. Recipient of the 2002 Biletnikoff Award, presented annually to college football's top receiver. Sophomore totals were 57/1,200/12 as a receiver, also averaging 8.8 yards on 18 punt returns, brining one back for a score and earning second team All Big 10 honors.
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