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2017 Detroit Lions free agency rumor tracker, live updates

Tracking all of the rumors during the negotiating period of free agency.

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Now that the clock has struck noon on the eastern side of the United States, teams are free to start negotiating contract with players that will become free agents on March 9. This is the period where teams hammer out contract details, get into bidding wars and make their offseason intentions clear.

Last year, the Lions used this opportunity to finalize numbers with Bengals receiver Marvin Jones, whom they signed on the first day of free agency in an effort to replace Calvin Johnson’s production.

This year, the rumors have started early. Detroit has already been linked to two players, and there are likely a lot more to come. Though Detroit doesn’t have a key player to replace this offseason, they certainly have a lot of work to do, especially on the defensive side of the ball.

Below we will keep track of all of the rumor as they come in. This will be your one-stop shop of all Lions free agency rumors.

Free agent rumors

Tampering period

OT Rick Wagner - The former Ravens tackle has agreed in principle to signing with the Lions for more than $9 million per year.

LB Paul Worrilow, Lions agree to one-year deal

Thursday - 3/9/17

Friday - 3/10/17

Saturday - 3/11/17

Sunday - 3/12/17

Thursday - 3/16/17

Detroit Lions free agents:


QB Dan Orlovsky (33 years old) - Will not be re-signed, per Orlovsky
RB Joique Bell (30)
WR Anquan Boldin (36)
WR Andre Roberts (29)
TE Clay Harbor (29)
TE Matthew Mulligan (31)
TE Tim Wright (26)
OT Riley Reiff (28) - Signed with Vikings
G Larry Warford (25) - Signed with Saints
G Garrett Reynolds (29)
DE Devin Taylor (27)
DE Armonty Bryant (26)
DT Stefan Charles (28) - Expected to sign with Jaguars
DT Tyrunn Walker (26)
LB Jonathan Bostic (25)
LB Josh Bynes (27)
CB Asa Jackson (27)
CB Crezdon Butler (29)
S Rafael Bush (29)
LS Don Muhlbach (35) - Re-signed to one-year deal, per Dave Birkett

Exclusive rights free agents:

WR TJ Jones - Tendered ERFA contract
DE Kerry Hyder - Tendered ERFA contract
DE/LB Brandon Copeland - Signed ERFA tender

Restricted free agents:

RT Cornelius Lucas - Offered one-year tender
DT Khyri Thornton - Re-signed to a two-year deal