Lions tender DeAndre Levy, Corey Hilliard and Sammie Hill

Posted by ttwentyman on March 12, 2012 – 3:08 pm

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.

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15 Responses to “Lions tender DeAndre Levy, Corey Hilliard and Sammie Hill”

  1. By Jacob R on Mar 12, 2012 | Reply

    someone please come get Levy! Sammie Hill could be a good rotation guy somewhere else and IDK much about Hilliard. Levy though, come get him please.

  2. By Dave on Mar 12, 2012 | Reply

    You are nuts. Levy is great

  3. By danny on Mar 12, 2012 | Reply

    Word up on Levy. Hill is however already a good rotation guy for us, and I would not like to give him up for a 4th. Hilliard is a solid backup Tackle who needs to stick around.

  4. By Robb Gillies on Mar 12, 2012 | Reply

    Season ticket holder Sect 140, Row 2…
    I tip my cap to the Lions front office. They have their “poop in a group”, so to speak. As far as Suh, Mathew, and Nate redoing their deals I have one word…LEADERSHIP!!! You guys are an inspiration and give me PLENTY of stories to tell my Pee Wee’s, and they LOOOOVE to listen about it.
    In short guys…THANK YOU!!! It feels VERY GOOOOOOD to tell people that I’m a season ticket holder.
    Lions 2012-2013 season will not stop while HOSTING the CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP…Bring Lombardi to Motown fellas…

  5. By jason on Mar 12, 2012 | Reply

    Big props to the big guys that are restructuring there contracts. That shows that they have what it takes. They have a tremendous will to win and they realize that it will ultimately pay off in the long run. Great job guys!!!!!!!

  6. By Rocky Bass on Mar 12, 2012 | Reply

    I agree with you. The front office & coach’s are doing an awesume job. With the leadership of Stafford, Suh, Burleson, Meg-A-Tron, and many other. The Lions got it going on.
    I am liking that idea of Bringing Aron & the boys over for Championship at the house the Big D. built.

  7. By russ on Mar 13, 2012 | Reply

    My question is if stafford, suh and burleson are redoing deals, WHY is johnson not? He has a 22 million cap number, if he restructures we can go get cortland finnegan from tenessee, or mario williams on d end. Maybe let tulloch go and sign a few steeler linebackers, for a great price. Draft a corner, sign finnegan, keep backus and avril and let tulloch go. 5 Years we will be the new pwtriots of the league

  8. By Scoutmaster10 on Mar 13, 2012 | Reply

    Sammie Hill was a diamond in the rough in the 4th round. I have enjoyed watching him manhandle people since he has arrived. He is a big part of this teams championship future. Sammie Hill is what the NFL draft is all about. Plenty of teams are drooling at the chance to get him.

  9. By Ryan on Mar 13, 2012 | Reply

    Restructuring their deal doesn’t involve them making concessions, money is shifted from their salary to becoming a signing bonus, which spreads out the cap hit. So if I owe you 5 million each of the next 4 years (for 20 million total) and we restructure your deal to 3 million with a 2 million signing bonus I would pay you 5 million this year just as I would always – but only 3.5 mil counts towards the cap, and for the following 3 years you count as 5.5 million. Which is still 20 million dollars. In some situations the restructure actually pays the player more money in the restructure deal moving money from later in their contract to this year (making it guaranteed money).

    The lions need to be very careful when it comes to the cap unless they are expecting a significant increase in cap room in the next couple of years – we already have a lot of overhead from the gigantic contracts stafford and suh got before the changes for rookie salaries in the last CBA (thank god they have worked out or we’d be real screwed). Before we take out third and forth mortgages on the team gambling for a big name expensive player. We’re on the hook for the cap amount on the restructures even if we cut or trade the player.

  10. By pat on Mar 13, 2012 | Reply

    Happy to see levy back the linebacker Corp only will get better this year

  11. By dcleve126 on Mar 13, 2012 | Reply

    I am no GM, with that said its a business and the Lions business now is to continue on the path they are on while contending to put the best talent on the field. Yes free agents are proven: however the draft of young players are plentiful from and cost less than. I am sure that a Tom Brady at cornerback exsist. Wise level headed decisions are going keep the Lions prowling.

  12. By Adk24 on Mar 14, 2012 | Reply

    The lions should be paying Hill.he is the reason why guys like suh is getting to the quarterback,he is taking on a double team damn near every play. I know if the fans see that ,so does the coaching staff.

  13. By Jeffery A. Wright on Mar 14, 2012 | Reply

    If anybody reads this post that can tell anybody in the organization, tell them to go get Curtis Loften. He is a bad man. Let Tolluch go, he is going to want to much money. Also what ever the lions do, please do not get Terrance Newman, the guy is not very good.
    Remember Curtis Lofton, he will be worth every penny.

  14. By ballard family of rowlett, tx detroit east side on Mar 15, 2012 | Reply

    Am 49 my family been waiting longer then that so let go get that superbowl an when they come am there GO LIONS

  15. By Jessica W on Sep 1, 2012 | Reply

    So proud of sammie Hill !!!! Youve done so good for yourself !!!! xoxo

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