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Lions strike a deal with first-rounder Riley Reiff

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The pace of rookie signings has been fast this offseason, and the final push is getting underway this morning.

The Lions reached a contract agreement with first-round pick Riley Reiff, according to Tim Twentyman of the Lions’ official website. He’ll report to camp with the rest of their rookies today.

According to the slotted salary system, Reiff will get a four-year deal worth $7.993 million.

Going into the final days of offseason (for which the Lions should be grateful), there are now just 24 unsigned draft picks, including nine more first rounders.

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7 Responses to “Lions strike a deal with first-rounder Riley Reiff”
  1. tshirttom says: Jul 23, 2012 7:57 AM

    Good news for our O Line and chances of running the ball this year.

  2. taintedsaints2009 says: Jul 23, 2012 9:26 AM

    this was a great pick by the lions.

  3. chazk100 says: Jul 23, 2012 9:46 AM

    they’ll pay him with some of the money they save from cutting aaron berry.

  4. mmmegatron says: Jul 23, 2012 9:52 AM

    Finally some good news for a change. Hopefully we can run the ball a little bit to keep the opposing defenses honest.

  5. 1985bears says: Jul 23, 2012 10:46 AM

    He looks like he’s in great shape for training camp…

  6. yelix says: Jul 23, 2012 11:28 AM

    Picking an offensive lineman from Iowa will almost always work out for your team. The one major exception is Robert Gallery.

  7. dshoes698 says: Jul 23, 2012 1:40 PM

    Good news! Now, it looks like the only downside of the (we interrupt your reading with news of another Lions arrest [Berry] and subsequent release) ‘eh, offseason so far would be not signing Avril to a long term deal. Hopefully that’ll get done next offseason.

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