The Detroit Lions announced the signing of second-round draft choice Shaun Cody on Friday, leaving…
Cody En Route, Williams Going Down To Wire
Lions second round pick Shaun Cody was en route to Detroit in preparation for an expected signing sometime Thursday. While there is no word whether the Lions and Cody have actually agreed to terms on a contracts, his agent confirmed that he has asked his client to come to Detroit with that expectation. That would indicate that the two sides are close enough that an agreement would be imminent.
Cody's agent, Harold Lewis, believes that the two sides are close enough, that his client will be in on time. "When the deal's done," said Lewis, "I don't want to have to wait another day for him to fly across country."
That would leave just the team's first round pick, Southern California wide receiver Mike Williams for C.O.O. Tom Lewand and assistant general manager Martin Mayhew to sign. With the No. 1 overall pick, Utah quarterback Alex Smith signing with the San Francisco 49ers earlier this week, the parameters of what the next few players drafted behind him will get in their contract offers has been established.
Williams' agent, Mitch Frankel, yesterday flew into Detroit to meet face-to-face with Lions officials hoping to hammer out a deal prior to the 5:00pm deadline. Having been selected 10th, Williams could likely expect something in the neighborhood of an $8-9 million signing bonus on a four or five-year contract.
Lions head coach Steve Mariucci is expected to address the media later today.
LionsReport.com Recommended Stories
Dr. Roto Video: Waiver Wire Wednesday
Dr. Roto believes Miami Dolphins WR Jarvis Landry will overtake WR Brian Hartline as the team's No. 2 receiver sooner rather than later. Stay ahead of the curve with Dr. Roto!Read More
Giants Strike First In Game One Rout
The San Francisco Giants came out swinging in Game One of the 2014 World Series, scoring three times in the first inning and never looking back.Read More
Three of earth’s best ingredients combined into one succulent strip. Tailgaters will bow in appreciation.Read More
National Anthem Played with a Gun!
Musical targets? Yes, this guy plays the national anthem while shooting musical targets.Read More
Late Season Eastern Steel
NAFC friend, Frank Scalish, is best known for his achievements as a professional bass fisherman, but when the weather cools, the tourneys are over and the last bass has been weighed, he dons waders,…Read More