The Lions have extended tender offers to restricted free agents DeAndre Levy, Corey Hilliard and Sammie Hill, according to a league source.
Levy has been given a second-round tender that will pay him $1.927 million in 2012. Levy was a third-round pick by the Lions in 2009.
Hilliard and Hill were given original-round tenders, a fourth rounder in Hill’s case and a sixth-round tender for Hilliard. Both tenders are worth $1.26 million in 2012.
Any team that wants to sign Levy, Hilliard or Hill must give up a similar pick in this year’s draft. If an interested team makes an offer, the Lions have a week to counter the offer or receiver the draft pick.
As previously reported, the Lions did not extend a tender offer to restricted free agent linebacker Ashlee Palmer. The team still hopes to sign Palmer in free agency, though.
Tags: Corey Hilliard, DeAndre Levy, Sammie Hill
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