It was reported earlier that the Detroit Lions were going to put a tender on their free agent tackle Corey Hilliard, and according to DetroitLions.com the Lions finally did it Monday afternoon along with linebacker DeAndre Levy and defensive tackle Sammie Hill.
Levy is the big name of the group, getting 109 tackles and a sack for the Lions last season while starting all 16 games. He got the highest tender of the group, a second round tender that will pay him just a touch under two million dollars in 2012. He was originally a third round pick by the Lions in 2009.
Sammie Hill, originally a fourth rounder in 2009, had 24 tackles and a sack and a half playing DT for Detroit last season. His tender was a fourth rounder as well.
If any team wants to sign any of the three restricted free agents away from Detroit, they will have to offer a draft pick worth the amount of the tender given to the player.