Detroit Lions wide receiver Brian Clark has retired, according to Tim Twentyman of The Detroit News. Clark was with the Lions last training camp and was let go during the final round of cuts. He rejoined the team in December after spending a month in the UFL. Now, at the age of 27, he has called it a career in order to pursue a life in coaching.
In other Lions roster news, fullback Jerome Felton, kicker Dave Rayner and defensive tackle Andre Fluellen have received tendered contract offers.
Felton's tender is at the original-round level, which is a fifth-round pick. There's no word on what level the tenders are for Rayner and Fluellen, but they are probably right of first refusal or original round. If they are original round, the Lions would get a sixth-round pick for losing Rayner and a third-round pick for losing Fluellen. Like all restricted free agents, compensation is only handed out if a player signs an offer sheet with another team and his original team doesn't match it.
Dave Birkett reports that cornerback Brandon McDonald did not receive a tendered offer, making him free to sign anywhere when a new CBA is in place.