Levy and Hilliard sign tenders; Hill signed waiver to workout

Posted by ttwentyman on April 16, 2012 – 11:09 am

Linebacker DeAndre Levy and offensive tackle Corey Hilliard have signed their restricted free agent tenders and are both participating in the Lions offseason training program, which began today.

Defensive tackle Sammie Hill has yet to sign his original-round tender ($1.26 million), but he did sign a waiver in order to participate in the training program.

Hill can entertain offers from other teams until April 20. The Lions have until April 25 to match any offer or receiver a fourth-round pick in the draft from any team that signs him.

Levy’s been a three-year starter at both inside and outside linebacker for the Lions. He finished last season with 109 tackles. Levy was given a second-round tender worth $1.93 million.

Hilliard played in all 16 games and made one start at right tackle last year. He is a valuable backup who can play both tackle spots. Hilliard’s original-round tender (sixth round) was worth $1.26 million.

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4 Responses to “Levy and Hilliard sign tenders; Hill signed waiver to workout”

  1. By ashevillain on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    Let Hill go for the 4th rounder! Grab another DT in the draft!

  2. By Jon on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    $1.26 mil is a pretty good deal for a 4th-year vet with starting experience. A lot of people seem to forget that he started quite a few games his rookie year before the Corey Williams trade and the Suh pick the following season.

  3. By juice5114 on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    i say keep hill for sure hes a good dt with starting experence and a good fit for the system keep him please especially if u can do so for that kind of money, im glad to see hilliard and levy back tho they are 2 very solid contributers on the team even though levy whiffs a little too much for my taste he has a good head for the ball and is always around the pile if not in it. hilliard could start in place of goz on the right side and production wouldnt fall off in my opinion hes a great backup just not that good of a starter but i like having him around since Fox cant stay healthy and struggles a bit when he is in anyway,, just my 2 cents thx guys

  4. By Detroit Lions Junkie on May 18, 2012 | Reply

    Am I the only person that thinks Levy is just “OK”, had had great potential but he’s not showing himself to be a difference-maker.

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