Report: Colvin has "handshake deal" with

In an update to an earlier rumor, an internet web site is now reporting that the Chicago Bears' free-agent linebacker Rosevelt Colvin will sign with the Detroit Lions on Thursday. No terms of the apparent deal are available.

In an update to an earlier report, internet web site, an outlet that provides a popular 'Rumor Mill', is reporting that Chicago Bears' linebacker Rosevelt Colvin will sign with the Detriot Lions on Thursday.

Earlier in the day, per a source, the web site said that a deal had been reached in principle.

Two days ago, Lions' insider Mike Fowler from reported that several Chicago area outlets were reporting a signing of Colvin was imminent.

Colvin evidently left Arizona without a contract offer.

Over the weekend, the Lions signed former St. Louis Rams' cornerback Dre' Bly, who was considered the best available defensive back on the market. Colvin, likewise, is considered the best available linebacker.

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