The Lions have agreed to terms on a 1-year deal with LB Ashlee Palmer, per a league source.— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) March 20, 2012
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.