NEW YORK - APRIL 22: Jahvid Best (R) from the California Golden Bears poses with NFL Commissioner ROger Goodell as they hold up a Detroit Lions jersey after the Lions selected Best number 30 overall during the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on April 22, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Lions Agree To Terms With 1st-Round Pick Jahvid Best

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Jahvid Best Agrees To 5-Year Deal With Lions

Jahvid Best, one of the Lions' two first-round picks from the 2010 NFL Draft, is ready to get on the field when practice begins for training camp tomorrow, as he and Detroit have agreed to a five-year deal.

Originally, it looked like there was a chance that Best could miss some practice time, but there wasn't concern that this would be a long-term issue. Well, as it turns out, it wasn't an issue at all, as Best ended up being signed with more than enough time before tomorrow's morning conditioning test and afternoon practice.

With Best agreeing to a deal, the Lions can now set their sights on getting Ndamukong Suh locked up. It may be a case of just waiting until Sam Bradford, the first overall pick, signs with the Rams, but at the very least all of the Lions' efforts can now be focused on Suh.


Mr. Irrelevant Tim Toone Signs With Lions

The Lions have signed their fourth draft pick, inking seventh-round selection Tim Toone to a three-year deal.

Toone is actually out in California right now to celebrate "Irrelevant Week" since he was the final pick of the 2010 NFL Draft.

"I am super stoked right now," Toone said. "It's better than being the first pick."

Toone also will get a chance to ride in the Goodyear Blimp, visit "Toon Town" at Disneyland, make an appearance at a Los Angeles Angels game and appear as an in-studio guest on the NFL Network.

Toone's signing means the Lions' only draft picks not under contract are their two first-round selections, Ndamukong Suh and Jahvid Best.


Lions Sign Third-Round Pick Amari Spievey

Half of the Lions' 2010 draft picks have now been signed.

The Lions announced earlier today that third-round pick Amari Spievey, a cornerback out of Iowa, has been inked to a three-year deal. The team also announced the Willie Young signing. He, like fourth-round pick Jason Fox, who was signed last Friday, got a three-year deal.

With Spievey now in the fold, all that's left for the Lions to sign are two first-round picks and wide receiver Tim Toone, also known as Mr. Irrelevant. I would expect Toone to be signed fairly soon, but it probably will be a little longer of a wait for Ndamukong Suh and Jahvid Best to get a deal done.

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