While the Detroit Lions continue to pursue at least one free agent who wasn’t with the franchise last season, here’s a look at where the team’s own free agents stand after a full week of free agency.
Reggie Bush, RB: The Lions cut him to pick up some room under the salary cap after he spent 2014 struggling with an ankle injury. He signed with the San Francisco 49ers, although terms have yet to be disclosed. As of Friday at noon, there was not even a base salary listed in the NFLPA database. Because he was cut by the Lions, he will not count toward any compensatory selections.
Jed Collins, FB: The fullback signed a veteran minimum deal of $745,000 in base salary with a $65,000 signing bonus and a cap hit of $650,000 with Dallas last week.
Kellen Davis, TE: Nothing known or reported.
Rob Sims, LG: Detroit’s left guard in 2014 has not signed anywhere and has not reportedly taken any visits. He is still a possibility for a return to the Lions, although the team had Justin Blalock in for a visit. Other than having discussions with Tennessee – something we initially reported last week and multiple reports had happening this week – there has been no movement on Blalock.
Dominic Raiola, C: Not much going on here right now.
Garrett Reynolds, OL: Reynolds signed a two-year contract with the St. Louis Rams worth $2.2 million and had no signing bonus. He had $249,999 in guaranteed money as a roster bonus, according to ESPN Stats & Information, and will have a cash number and cap hit of $999,999 in 2015. He also has up to $1 million in incentives based on team success and playing time for 2015. In 2016, he has a $150,021 bonus if he is on the roster on the fifth day of the 2016 league year. He’ll have $1.05 million in base salary with a cash and cap value of $1,200,021. He could make up to $1 million more in incentives based on playing time and team success.
Ndamukong Suh, DT: Signed a massive six-year, $114 million deal with Miami, including $59,955 million guaranteed and a $25 million signing bonus. The first three years of his base salary are fully guaranteed and the fourth and fifth years of his deal become fully guaranteed on the fifth day of each league year.
Nick Fairley, DT: He signed a one-year deal worth $5 million with St. Louis, including $2.5 million in base salary, a workout bonus of $500,000 and a roster bonus of $2 million. On the roster bonus, he’ll get $1.5 million up front and an additional $31,250 per game he is active in 2015, up to $500,000. He also has another $2 million he can earn in incentives.
C.J. Mosley, DT: Nothing known or reported to this point.
Andre Fluellen, DT: Nothing known or reported to this point.
George Johnson, DE: He was given an original-round tender by the Lions ($1.542 million) as a restricted free agent, but can try to search out better offers the Lions can match. Johnson still has more than a month before he needs to sign his tender.
Ashlee Palmer, LB: Nothing known or reported to this point.
Rashean Mathis, CB: Mathis agreed to a two-year deal with the Lions on Wednesday. While his base salary has not appeared on the NFLPA site and his exact contract details have not been made available, the Detroit Free Press has his deal at $3.5 million with $1 million in base salary in both 2015 and 2016, a $750,000 signing bonus and $250,000 in other roster bonuses.
Cassius Vaughn, CB: Nothing known or reported to this point.
Josh Thomas, CB: Nothing known or reported to this point.
Others: Quarterbacks Dan Orlovsky and Kellen Moore, defensive end Darryl Tapp, safety Isa Abdul-Quddus, linebacker Josh Bynes, long snapper Don Muhlbach and kicker Matt Prater all re-signed with the Lions either before or during free agency.