Detroit Lions Agree To Deals With Drew Stanton, John Wendling

DETROIT - DECEMBER 12: Drew Stanton #5 of the Detroit Lions runs for a first down as Charles Woodson #21 of the Green Bay Packers attempts to make the stop during the game at Ford Field on December 12 2010 in Detroit Michigan. The Lions defeated the Packers 7-3. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

The Detroit Lions made it clear earlier this year they wanted to bring back quarterback Drew Stanton. Because he became an unrestricted free agent, it wasn't completely clear if Stanton would be back, but today he ended all speculation by agreeing to a one-year deal with the team, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

The Lions are also bringing back safety John Wendling. The Detroit News' Chris McCosky reports that Wendling has agreed to a three-year deal with the team. The deal is worth $2.75 million and has a cap hit of $1.3 million this season.

With Stanton coming back, the Lions are set at quarterback for 2011. Matthew Stafford will be the starter if he can stay healthy, and Stanton will battle for the backup job with Shaun Hill. Zac Robinson is also currently on the roster, although it's unlikely he will make the 53-man squad.

As for Wendling, he is returning to mainly play special teams for the Lions. He performed very well last year, and the Lions rewarded him with a three-year deal as a result.

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