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Lions notes: George Johnson gets original-round tender

Lions notes looks at George Johnson, Jed Collins and much more.

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  • The Detroit Lions officially tendered restricted free agent George Johnson at the original-round level. This means that he now has a one-year deal worth $1.542 million on the table. Another team can present him with an offer sheet that the Lions would have the opportunity to match, but if they declined to match it, they would receive no compensation since Johnson entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent. (The second-round tender, for what it's worth, would have given Johnson $2.356 million for 2015.)

  • The Lions also tendered exclusive-rights free agent Jeremy Ross. This will give him a minimum type of deal, and he will not be able to negotiate with other teams.

  • According to Dave Birkett, it's unlikely that Jed Collins will be re-signed by the Lions. Instead, they are "planning to go young" at fullback, meaning that Emil Igwenagu is currently penciled in as the starter at that position.

  • Mel Kiper has the Lions taking Florida State defensive tackle Eddie Goldman in his latest 2015 NFL mock draft.

  • Former Lion Jason Fox is sticking with the Miami Dolphins.
  • Adios, Brandon Marshall.
  • Speaking of the New York Jets...
  • Finally, Beast Mode is coming back for at least one more season.

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