Lions Draft Picks 2011: Nick Fairley Agrees To Deal

The Lions have locked up deals with all five of their draft picks. First-round pick Nick Fairley was the last to agree to terms on a deal, and he did so on Thursday night.

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Lions Draft Picks 2011: Nick Fairley Agrees To Deal

With almost 12 hours left to spare before the first practice of training camp, the Detroit Lions have taken care of their deals with all five of this year's draft picks. Nick Fairley was the last draft pick to agree to a deal, and he did so on Thursday night.

Fairley's deal is four years long and is worth $10 million. All of it is guaranteed, and the contract also includes a signing bonus of $5.7 million

Under the new rookie wage system, Fairley's deal gives the Lions a fifth-year option. If they exercise the option (has to be after the third year of the deal), Fairley will return for a fifth year with a salary that is based on the average of the deals for the No. 3 through No. 25 players at defensive tackle.

Fairley was very happy to get his deal done before he missed anything. He tweeted, "Thank GOD, Family and Fans! I'm officially a Lion! Time to get to work!"

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Lions Draft Picks 2011: Titus Young Signs

The Detroit Lions have added wide receiver Titus Young to the list of 2011 NFL Draft picks that have been signed. Early Thursday morning they got a deal done with seventh-round pick Johnny Culbreath, and Thursday afternoon they signed fifth-round pick Doug Hogue. Second-round pick Mikel Leshoure signed Thursday evening, and Young, a fellow second-rounder, signed shortly after.

With four draft picks signed, the only unsigned one is first-round selection Nick Fairley. While there is no indication of if a deal is close, I would expect Fairley to sign before Friday's practice based on what he said on Wednesday.

"It’d probably be a setback coming in as my first year," Fairley said. "So hopefully like I said they can hurry up and get it done so I don’t miss no days and I don’t miss no meetings."

The Lions' first practice starts at 10:15 a.m. on Friday, so as long as Fairley signs before then he won't miss much.

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Lions Draft Picks 2011: Mikel Leshoure, Doug Hogue Get Their Deals Done

The Detroit Lions have signed their second and third draft picks of the day: Syracuse linebacker Doug Hogue and Illinois running back Mikel Leshoure. Hogue, a fifth-round draft pick, signed his deal Thursday afternoon, as first reported by his agency.

Congratulations to DEC MANAGEMENT client for officially signing his 5th round contract with the Detroit Lions

Leshoure agreed to terms on his deal a few hours later and broke the news on Twitter.

Agreed to terms. Ready to get to work. Looking forward to a great season and career with the Lions.

Dave Birkett reports that Leshoure is en route to the Lions' team facility in Allen Park right now. Once he arrives he will officially sign his deal, leaving the Lions with two rookies to sign: first-round pick Nick Fairley and second-round pick Titus Young. Both players are hoping to get signed before the first practice on Friday, so look for talks to progress on Thursday night.

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