The Detroit Lions are getting their rookies inked to contracts - something that has been made easier since a new collective bargaining agreement was put in place following an extended lockout in 2011. The rookie wage scale makes things nice and easy, with a hard cap on the ceiling for rookie deals being the deciding factor. Prior to Thursday, the Lions had already agreed with Ronnell Lewis and Travis Lewis.
Now, according to Tim Twentyman on Twitter, the Lions have come to terms with a few more. First off, the Lions agreed to terms on a four-year deal with wide receiver Ryan Broyles, who the Lions drafted in the second round. Broyles is set to wear No. 84 for the Lions this season.
In a follow-up Tweet, Twentyman went on to note that the team has also agreed to terms with linebacker Tahir Whitehead on a four-year deal and cornerback Chris Greenwood, also on a four-year deal. Both players were fifth-round selections by Detroit.
That leaves offensive tackle Riley Reigg, cornerback Dwight Bentley and defensive back Jonte Green unsigned, though a Tweet from Dive Birkett of the Detroit Free Press notes that Green's deal is basically completed at this point.