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Lions Free Agency 2012: Detroit Signs LB Ashlee Palmer To 1-Year Deal

The Detroit Lions have signed linebacker Ashlee Palmer to a one-year deal, according to Dave Birkett of The Detroit Free Press.

The financials of the deal have not yet been revealed. The Lions non-tendered Palmer as a restricted free agent but wanted to re-sign him to a lesser deal as a special teams player and backup linebacker.

Palmer, 25, played sparingly over the last two seasons, recording 55 tackles in 2010 and eight tackles last season. Detroit also re-signed middle linebacker Stephen Tulloch to a five-year deal earlier Thursday. Tulloch was the Lions top priority after they signed Calvin Johnson to the richest contract of any wide receiver in the NFL.

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