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Lions sign first-round pick Eric Ebron

The Detroit Lions have officially signed their entire 2014 draft class.

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The Detroit Lions' entire 2014 draft class is now under contract. Going into Friday, only first-round pick Eric Ebron was unsigned, but that's no longer the case. As announced on Twitter by Ebron, he officially signed his rookie contract on Friday afternoon.

Considering the Lions only had around $732,000 in cap space as of Friday, it appears that the Lions restructured someone's contract to make this deal happen. I say that because Ebron is expected to have a cap hit of $2.2 million for 2014, so they had to free up cap space before they officially signed him. The other option was to sign Ndamukong Suh to a long-term deal to make room for Ebron, but I'm sure that news would have leaked out if that's what actually happened.

In any case, Ebron is now under contract for four years. His deal, like all first-round picks, includes an option for a fifth year. In total, Ebron's deal is expected to be worth $12.2 million, and his signing bonus is expected to be around $7.2 million.

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