NFC North Tour: Comings And Goings

As training camp looms, the Detroit Lions have their roster just about settled. We run through all of the transactions around the NFC North, from the free agent arrivals and departures to the draft pick signings.

Chicago Bears

Franchise player

None.

Franchise player

None.

Free agents (not tendered offers)

— NT Dusty Dvoracek (not tendered as RFA)

— LB Darrell McClover (not tendered as UFA).

— DE Adewale Ogunleye (not tendered as UFA).

— RB Adrian Peterson (not tendered as UFA).

Restricted free agents (*indicates restricted because of uncapped year):

None.

Exclusive rights free agents

None.

Draft choices signed

— S Major Wright (3/75): 4 yrs, terms unknown.

— DE Corey Wootton (4/109): 4 yrs, terms unknown.

— CB Joshua Moore (5/141): 4 yrs, terms unknown.

— QB Dan LeFevour (6/181): 4 yrs, terms unknown.

— OT J'Marcus Webb (7/218): 4 yrs, terms unknown.

Players re-signed

— *DE Mark Anderson: RFA; (tendered at $1.759M with second-round pick as compensation); $1.759M/1 yr.

— RB Kahlil Bell: ERFA; 1 yr, terms unknown.

— *S Josh Bullocks: RFA; (tendered at $1.2675M with third-round pick as compensation); $1.2675M/1 yr.

— *S Danieal Manning: RFA; (tendered at $1.176M with third-round pick as compensation); $1.176M/1 yr.

— LB Nick Roach: RFA; (tendered at $1.684M with second-round pick as compensation); $1.684M/1 yr.

— LB Tim Shaw: ERFA; 1 yr, terms unknown.

— OLB Pisa Tinoisamoa: UFA; $875,000/1 yr.

— DT Matt Toeaina: ERFA; 1 yr, terms unknown.

— *LB Jamar Williams: RFA; (tendered at $1.176M with fourth-round pick as compensation); $1.176M/1 yr.

Players acquired

— TE Richard Angulo: FA; terms unknown.

— S Chris Harris (trade Panthers).

— LB Brian Iwuh: FA Jaguars; terms unknown.

— *CB Tim Jennings: Not tendered as RFA by Colts; $2.6M/2 yrs, $250,000 RB.

— TE Brandon Manumaleuna: UFA Chargers; $15M/5 yrs, $2M SB/$3M RB.

— DE Julius Peppers: UFA Panthers; $79.8M/6 yrs, $42M guaranteed.

— RB Chester Taylor: UFA Vikings; $12.5M/4 yrs, $2M SB/$4M RB.

— FB Eddie Williams: FA Redskins; 1 yr, terms unknown.

Players lost

— DE Alex Brown (released).

— RB Kevin Jones (released).

— FB Jason McKie (released).

— TE Fontel Mines (released).

— OT Orlando Pace (released).

— S Kevin Payne (traded Rams).

— OG Tyler Reed (released).

— CB Nathan Vasher (released).

— LB Jamar Williams (traded Bears).

Detroit Lions

Franchise player

None.

Franchise player

None.

Free agents (not tendered offers)

— OL Damion Cook (not tendered as UFA).

— CB Anthony Henry (not tendered as UFA).

— QB Patrick Ramsey (not tendered as UFA).

— *LB Cody Spencer (not tendered as RFA).

Restricted free agents (*indicates restricted because of uncapped year):

None.

Exclusive rights free agents

None.

Draft choices signed

— CB Amari Spievey (3/66): 3 yrs, terms unkown.

— OT Jason Fox (4/128): $1.5459M/3 yrs, $330,907 SB.

— DE Willie Young (7/213): $1.263M/3 yrs, $48,000 SB.

— WR Tim Toone (7/255): 3 yrs, terms unknown.

Players re-signed

— DE Copeland Bryan: Not tendered as RFA; terms unknown.

— *S Daniel Bullocks: RFA; (tendered at $1.759M with second-round pick as compensation); $1.759M/1 yr.

— LB Vinny Ciurciu: UFA; 1 yr, terms unknown.

— LB Zack Follett: ERFA; terms unknown.

— *OG Dylan Gandy: RFA; (tendered at $1.176M with fourth-round pick as compensation); $1.176M/1 yr.

— TE Will Heller: UFA; $3.95M/3 yrs.

— OT Corey Hilliard: ERFA; terms unknown.

— *DE Jason Hunter: RFA; (tendered at $1.759M with second-round pick as compensation); $1.759M/1 yr.

— OT Jon Jansen: UFA; $855,000/1 yr, $50,000 SB.

— S Marquand Manuel: UFA; $805,000/1 yr.

— TE Jake Nordin: ERFA; terms unknown.

— OG Manny Ramirez: RFA; (tendered at $1.101M with fourth-round pick as compensation); terms unknown.

— *S Ko Simpson: RFA; (tendered at $1.176M with fourth-round pick as compensation); $1.176M/1 yr.

Players acquired

— *S C.C. Brown: RFA tender withdrawn by Giants; terms unknown.

— CB Dre' Bly: UFA 49ers; 2 yrs, terms unknown

— WR Nate Burleson: UFA Seahawks; $25M/5 yrs, $11M guaranteed.

— OG Trevor Canfield (waivers Seahawks).

— WR Brian Clark: Not tendered as RFA by Buccaneers; 1 yr, terms unknown.

— RB DeDe Dorsey: FA; 2 yrs, terms unknown.

— QB Shaun Hill (trade 49ers).

— CB Chris Houston (trade Falcons).

— LB Landon Johnson: FA Panthers; 1 yr, terms unknown.

— LB Ashlee Palmer: Waivers Bills.

— TE Tony Scheffler (trade Broncos).

— OG Rob Sims (trade Seahawks).

— DE Kyle Vanden Bosch: UFA Titans; $26M/4 yrs.

— CB Jonathan Wade: Not tendered as RFA by Rams; terms unknown.

— CB Dante Wesley: UFA Panthers; $1.54M/2 yrs, $20,000 SB.

— DE Corey Williams (trade Browns).

Players lost

— CB Phillip Buchanon (released).

— QB Daunte Culpepper: Not tendered as UFA, signed with UFL.

— TE Casey Fitzsimmons: UFA; retired.

— LB Larry Foote: UFA Steelers; $9.3M/3 yrs, $1.8M SB.

— DE Robert Henderson (traded Seahawks).

— CB Kevin Hobbs (released; had been re-signed as RFA).

— DT Grady Jackson (released).

— CB Will James: UFA 49ers; 1 yr, terms unknown.

— *G/T Daniel Loper (released); had re-signed as RFA for $1.226M/1 yr.

— TE Michael Matthews (released).

— S Kalvin Pearson (released).

— RB Cedric Peerman (released; had been re-signed as ERFA).

— LB Ernie Sims (traded Eagles).

— CB DeAngelo Smith (released; had been re-signed as ERFA).

— DE Dewayne White (released).

— CB Brian Witherspoon (released).

Green Bay Packers

Franchise player

NT Ryan Pickett (tendered at $7.003M; signed four-year contract March 12).

Franchise player

None.

Free agents (not tendered offers)

— RB Ahman Green (not tendered as UFA).

— P Jeremy Kapinos (not tendered as ERFA).

— RB DeShawn Wynn (not tendered as RFA).

Restricted free agents (*indicates restricted because of uncapped year)

— *S Atari Bigby (tendered at $1.759M with second-round pick as compensation) has been a starter since 2007, but his last two seasons have been riddled by an assortment of injuries, which have diminished the impact he once made as a tenacious strong safety.

Exclusive rights free agents

None.

Draft choices signed

— G/T Marshall Newhouse (5/169): 4 yrs, terms unknown.

— RB James Starks (6/193): 4 yrs, terms unknown.

— DE C.J. Wilson (7/230): 4 yrs, terms unknown.

Players re-signed

— *CB Will Blackmon: RFA; (tendered at $1.176M with fourth-round pick as compensation); $1.176M/1 yr.

— OT Chad Clifton: UFA; $19.5M/3 yrs, $7.5M guaranteed.

— *OG Daryn Colledge: RFA; (tendered at $1.759M with second-round pick as compensation); $1.759M/1 yr.

— *S Nick Collins: RFA (tendered at $3.35M with first- and third-round picks as compensation); $3.35M/1 yr/extension $23.4M/3 yrs.

— TE Spencer Havner: ERFA; $470,000/1 yr.

— *DE Johnny Jolly; RFA (tendered at $2.521M with first-round pick as compensation); $2.521M/1 yr.

— *FB John Kuhn: RFA; (tendered at $1.176M with no compensation); $1.176M/1 yr.

— *S Derrick Martin: Potential RFA; $1.9M/2 yrs, $355,000 SB.

— NT Ryan Pickett: Franchise FA; $24.925M/4 yrs, $2M SB/$6.4 RB.

— *C/G Jason Spitz: RFA; (tendered at $1.759M with second-round pick as compensation); $1.759M/1 yr.

— OT Mark Tauscher: UFA; $8.262M/2 yrs, $2.081M RB 2010.

— CB Tramon Williams; RFA (tendered at $3.043M with first- and third-round picks as compensation); $3.043M/1 yr.

Players acquired

— *FS Charlie Peprah: Not tendered as RFA by Falcons; terms unknown.

Players lost

— S Matt Giordano (released).

— LB Aaron Kampman: UFA Jaguars; $24M/4 yrs, $10M guaranteed.

— DE Mike Montgomery (released).

— LB Jeremy Thompson (released/failed physical).

Minnesota Vikings

Franchise player

None.

Franchise player

None.

Free agents

None.

Restricted free agents (*indicates restricted because of uncapped year):

None.

Exclusive rights free agents

None.

Draft choices signed

— LB Nate Triplett (5/167): 4 yrs, terms unknown.

— FB Ryan D'Imperio (7/237); terms unknown.

Players re-signed

— *OL Ryan Cook: RFA; (tendered at $1.176 with third-round pick as compensation); $1.176M/1 yr.

— *DE Ray Edwards; RFA (tendered at $2.521M with first-round pick as compensation); $2.521M/1 yr.

— *DT Fred Evans: RFA; (tendered at $1.759M with second-round pick as compensation); $1.759M/1 yr.

— S Eric Frampton: RFA; (tendered at $1.101M with fifth-round pick as compensation); $1.101M/1 yr.

— *QB Tarvaris Jackson: RFA; (tendered at $1.176M with third-round pick as compensation); $1.176M/1 yr.

— DT Jimmy Kennedy: UFA; 2 yrs, terms unknown.

— WR Greg Lewis: Potential UFA; 1 yr, terms unknown.

— CB Benny Sapp: UFA; $4.2M/2 yrs, $1.5M guaranteed.

— *FB Naufahu Tahi: RFA; (tendered at $1.176M with no compensation); $1.176M/1 yr.

Players acquired

— K Rhys Lloyd: Not tendered as RFA by Panthers; 2 yrs, terms unknown.

— RB Ryan Moats: FA Texans; terms unknown.

— DE Mike Montgomery: FA Packers; $630,000/1 yr.

— CB Lito Sheppard: FA Jets; $2M/1 yr.

Players lost

— OL Artis Hicks: UFA Redskins; 3 yrs, terms unknown.

— *CB Karl Paymah: Not tendered as RFA/49ers; 1 yr, terms unknown.

— RB Chester Taylor: UFA Bears; $12.5M/4 yrs, $2M SB/$4M RB.


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