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Night Free Agency Update/Open Thread

Barring any huge news, this will likely be the last update of the day.  I'm sure there will be more to talk about throughout Saturday, but until then, here is the latest:

  • Offensive guard Derrick Dockery, who was in Allen Park to visit the Lions today, has signed with the Washington Redskins.  His deal is worth $26 million over five years.  How the Redskins can keep spending money like this is beyond me.  It sort of seems like the salary cap doesn't apply to them.  In the last 24 hours, they have signed DeAngelo Hall, Albert Haynesworth, and Dockery to deals that are worth $180 million combined.  That is just ridiculous.
  • Contrary to some reports from earlier in the day, wide receiver Nate Washington does not currently have any visits scheduled this weekend.  In fact, according to his agent, he went to his mother's home in Toledo following his visit with the Lions.  The impression I got from his agent's comments to John Niyo is that Washington could be sleeping on the offer the Lions made and a decision could be coming down sometime tomorrow.  Considering no other visits are scheduled and Washington's agent spoke very favorably of the situation in Detroit, I am starting to lean toward expecting the wide receiver to become a Lion tomorrow.  I'm probably getting ahead of myself, but I suddenly have a good feeling about Washington.
  • As mentioned in a FanShot, cornerback Jabari Greer is reportedly going to visit the Lions this weekend.
  • The Eagles have traded cornerback Lito Sheppard to the Jets for a fifth-round pick in 2009 and a conditional pick in 2010.
  • Church of Schwartz posted the first edition of The Lions Congregation.

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