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The Lions have already signed six of their eight draft picks. Only Riley Reiff and Dwight Bentley are unsigned.

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May 10th, 2012, 3:40 pm
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m2karateman wrote:
The Lions have already signed six of their eight draft picks. Only Riley Reiff and Dwight Bentley are unsigned.


damn that was fast, I've never seen anything like this in early May - wow!

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Pablo wrote:
m2karateman wrote:
The Lions have already signed six of their eight draft picks. Only Riley Reiff and Dwight Bentley are unsigned.


damn that was fast, I've never seen anything like this in early May - wow!


Rookie wage scale... I can't believe Reiff isn't signed yet...


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wjb21ndtown wrote:
Pablo wrote:
m2karateman wrote:
The Lions have already signed six of their eight draft picks. Only Riley Reiff and Dwight Bentley are unsigned.


damn that was fast, I've never seen anything like this in early May - wow!


Rookie wage scale... I can't believe Reiff isn't signed yet...


Across the league, only three first round picks have signed so far. Not a big deal--the contract doesn't need to be settled until the night before training camp.

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May 11th, 2012, 8:25 am
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Personally I think it should all be pretty much straight forward from the get go. The number of years, contract amount, signing bonus, etc. should be pre-determined prior to the draft by the league. The only thing that should be determined by the team is any escalators they include and how the deal is structured. Of course, there are other things as well that go into a rookie deal that can "personalize" it for each player, but those are not usually the things that hold up the deal from being done.

The only other modifier would be whether or not a QB was chosen at a particular spot, since they typically command a little more money. Other than that, teams should almost be able to sign their picks the day of or right after the draft pick is made.

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http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q= ... YJVQ-9xmHA

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The Lions have a pool of $4.83 million to pay their eight rookies this year, according to scout.com, and the total of those deals cannot exceed $26.61 million.



Doesn't seem like a whole lot of $$

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May 11th, 2012, 11:26 am
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http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=detroit%20lions&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CDkQqQIwAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.chicagotribune.com%2Fsports%2Fsns-mct-lions-on-verge-of-signing-five-more-draft-picks-20120510%2C0%2C6652114.story&ei=fi-tT-apM8aa6QH85KzzDA&usg=AFQjCNEiq3nrjQpQLSlk11myYJVQ-9xmHA

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The Lions have a pool of $4.83 million to pay their eight rookies this year, according to scout.com, and the total of those deals cannot exceed $26.61 million.



Doesn't seem like a whole lot of $$


That's cause we have a new CBA and we are not picking in the top 10....

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Bentley signed the standard deal today, and apparently looks good in drills, as does Greenwood.

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Yeah I thought everything was standardized. Basically no room for negotiations. While it is not cause for concern, I am surprised Reiff isn't signed yet.


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Dumb question: Has Reiff been signed?

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kdsberman wrote:
Dumb question: Has Reiff been signed?


No, but only about 11 or 12 first round picks have signed so far--a vast majority remained unsigned. There's no hurry--a deal doesn't need to be completed until the morning of the first day of training camp.

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