05 Mar 2010
Finally, two hours into the free agent period, a signing! The Lions have added Nate Burleson from the Seahawks, according to Adam Caplan. Adam Schefter says it's a five-year deal; John Clayton says it's for $25 million, with $11 million guaranteed.
UPDATE FRIDAY 11am EST: The Lions have also apparently signed defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch to a four-year, $26 million deal. Not sure how much guaranteed money is in that yet. Vanden Bosch will play on a completely revamped defensive line that now features Corey Williams and, we assume, either Ndamukong Suh or Gerald McCoy, along with holdover Cliff Avril. Jim Schwartz apparently pulled the Rex Ryan thing, showing up at Vanden Bosch's door at midnight. Now I know why he couldn't return my phone call yesterday! -- Aaron Schatz
20 comments, Last at 06 Mar 2010, 12:27pm by Dtownman14
It's a year of huge cornerback contracts, with A.J. Bouye and Stephon Gilmore breaking the bank. But will these big-money contracts, and the big-time gambles associated with them, pay off?