Lions free agency: Recap of what Detroit has done so far

Mike Ehrmann

Free agency has been open for nearly a week. Here's a look back at what the Detroit Lions have done so far.

Unlike in 2012, the Detroit Lions have been one of the most active teams in NFL free agency this year. They not only have re-signed several of their own free agents, but they've added a few noteworthy free agents from other teams as well. They've also had a player retire, adding to the craziness of free agency. To say the least, things have been hectic since free agency opened last Tuesday.

With things starting to quiet down quite a bit, now is a good time to take a snapshot of what has occurred so far. Here's a rundown of the moves the Lions have made:

Re-signed the following unrestricted free agents:

WR Kassim Osgood - One-year deal
OT Corey Hilliard - Two-year deal worth $2.53 million
OG Dylan Gandy - One-year deal
LB DeAndre Levy - Three-year deal worth $9.75 million
CB Chris Houston - Five-year deal worth $25 million
S Louis Delmas - Two-year deal worth $9.465 million
LS Don Muhlbach - One-year deal worth $905,000

Re-signed the following restricted free agent:

S Amari Spievey - One-year deal worth $630,000

Signed the following free agents:

RB Reggie Bush - Four-year deal worth $16 million
DE Jason Jones - Three-year deal worth $9.5 million
S Glover Quin - Five-year deal worth $23.5 million

Tendered contracts to the following restricted free agents:

OT Jason Fox - Original-round level (one-year deal worth $1.323 million)
DE Willie Young - Second-round level (one-year deal worth $2.023 million)

Tendered contracts to the following exclusive-rights free agents:

RB Joique Bell - One-year deal worth $630,000
FB Shaun Chapas - One-year deal worth $555,000
WR Kris Durham - One-year deal worth $555,000
S Ricardo Silva - One-year deal worth $555,000

Other news:

OT Jeff Backus announced retirement from NFL after 12 seasons
OT Gosder Cherilus signed with Colts (five-year deal worth $34.5 million)
DE Cliff Avril signed with Seahawks (two-year deal worth $15 million)
DT Sammie Hill signed with Titans (three-year deal worth $11.4 million)
CB Drayton Florence signed with Panthers (one-year deal)

For more on the Lions, check out our free agency tracker and free agency section.

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