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Report: Former Lions OT Rick Wagner signing with Packers

The former Lions starting right tackle will join Detroit’s rival.

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It didn’t take long for former Detroit Lions starting right tackle Rick Wagner to find a new home... and he won’t be far from Detroit.

Just a couple days after the Lions released Wagner, saving $6.1 million in cap space, he will be signing with the Green Bay Packers, as first reported by NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

Per Aaron Wilson, Wagner’s deal is for two years and $11 million with base salaries of just $2.25 million for each season. By comparison, Wagner’s base salary was set to be $9 million with the Lions prior to his release last week.

For the Lions, Wagner played in 40 of 48 games in the past three seasons. Though his play did not truly warrant the record-breaking deal he got from Detroit when signed in free agency.

For the Packers, this signing means they are almost certainly moving on from right tackle Bryan Bulaga. The former first-round pick has plenty of talent, but has struggled with injury over the past three years.

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