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:
Reggie Bush, RB: The Lions cut Bush to pick up some room under the salary cap after he struggled through 2014 with an ankle injury. He signed with San Francisco, although full terms have not been announced. NFLPA records list his one-year deal at a base salary of $1.6 million.
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.
Rob Sims, LG: Not much has happened here. The Lions still are interested in him. They also are still interested in Justin Blalock, who hasn’t signed anywhere. Detroit has a hole at left guard.
Dominic Raiola, C: Not much going on here.
Corey Hilliard, OT: He signed a one-year veteran minimum deal with the Jets and has a $20,000 bonus if he is on the 53-man roster for the first game of the year.
Garrett Reynolds, OL: Reynolds signed a two-year contract with the 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 and 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: Suh signed a massive six-year, $114 million deal with Miami that included $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 can earn another $2 million 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, which the Lions can match. Johnson still has more than a month before he needs to sign his tender. According to Tampa-based reporter Jenna Laine, Johnson visited the Buccaneers on Thursday.
Ashlee Palmer, LB: Nothing known or reported to this point.
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; cornerback Rashean Mathis; 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.