Lions offer restricted free agent tender to T Jason Fox

Posted by ttwentyman on March 11, 2013 – 5:29 pm

The Lions have issued a restricted free agent tender to offensive tackle Jason Fox. He got an original-round tender (fourth) at $1.323 million for 2013.

The team has until 4 p.m. Tuesday to make a decision on whether to tender their other two restricted free agents: defensive end Willie Young or safety Amari Spievey. It’s believed Young will get the tender.

If any team now decides they want to put a contract offer in on Fox, the Lions will have a chance to match the offer or receive a fourth-round draft pick as compensation from that team.

Fox overcame a big hurdle last year when he was available for every game, even though he was active for only one. He’s dealt with knee and foot injuries since the Lions took him in the fourth round in 2010.

“Jason Fox obviously had the injuries first couple seasons,” Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said of Fox at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis last month.

“He was able to stay healthy all last year, but we also stayed healthy at the tackle position. He didn’t play very much for us. We think he has a starter-type talent level. He has the size, he’s a strong enough guy, he’s a good technician, he’s a hard worker. We think he has the ability to start for us.”

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4 Responses to “Lions offer restricted free agent tender to T Jason Fox”

  1. By Don on Mar 11, 2013 | Reply

    I think that If I were the Lions that I would match any offer’s
    I am a Little worried that Fox could get re injured? It seems like every timet Jason steps on the field that he gets hurt.
    I would like to know if it has been like that for Jason though out his career, what I mean is was he hurt in high school at all, and how many times did he get hurt in college?
    I do remember watching Jason on youtube and he was holding anyone and every one that tried to get to his QB at bey.
    And there is another thing that Jason did well on the youtube video’s and that is being able to move down the line Very fast and help out Making a very wide hole for the RB to get through and charge the rest of the way down field.
    Jason is no little OT. either although i do not know if he has.gained any weight or not? He was a little light there for a while however with the injuries he has had plenty of Time to get bigger. I hope we hang onto him and he stay’s healthy and becomes a pro Bowler.
    Get’er Done Jason!
    GO LIONS! .

  2. By marcus on Mar 12, 2013 | Reply

    People get injured because they try to hard, dont go to the game, let the game come to you.

  3. By Rick on Mar 12, 2013 | Reply

    Try to get Calvin Johnson & Stafford to re-construct there contracts and give up a total of $30 MIL, maybe $30+.

  4. By North Crowley Fan on Mar 15, 2013 | Reply

    I don’t remember Jason ever being injured during his high school years. He was a football and basketball(state ranked team) starter as a junior and senior. He was always on the field playing both ways in football. Additionally he threw the shot put on the track team.

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