The Detroit Lions now have all of their restricted free agents under contract for the 2012 season. According to Chris McCosky on Twitter, Lions president Tom Lewand told season ticket holders on Thursday that defensive tackle Sammie Hill has signed his tender.
Hill was waiting until the end of restricted free agency to see if any interest came up for him, but apparently there was none. Hill was given an original-round tender, but it was assumed he would be back with the Lions some time ago. Most recently, Hill had signed an injury waiver to participate in the offseason program while not under contract, but now that is superfluous. Hill provides good depth for the Lions on their defensive line, which is definitely a team strength.
The news follows the the signings of DeAndre Levy and Corey Hilliard, who both signed their restricted free agent tenders on Monday. As noted above, Hill is the last to sign his tender and the Lions are good-to-go on that front for this coming season.