The Detroit Lions have 46 players under contract for 2012 with four additional players who will be restricted free agents. Among the 20 players eligible for unrestricted free agency is defensive end Cliff Avril, a potential candidate for the franchise tag.
Restricted Free Agents (4)
OT Corey Hilliard - Received "Original Round" tender DT Sammie Lee Hill - Received "Original Round" tender LB DeAndre Levy - Received "Second Round" tender LB Ashlee Palmer - Non-tendered. Is a free agent
Unrestricted Free Agents (20)
QB Shaun Hill - Signed two-year, $5.5 mi llion extension QB Drew Stanton - Signed one-year, $1.25 million contract with the New York Jets RB Jerome Harrison RB Maurice Morris RB Kevin Smith - Signed one-year extension WR Rashied Davis WR Maurice Stovall OT Jeff Backus - Signed two-year, $5.85 million extension OG Leonard Davis DE Cliff Avril - Received the franchise tag DT Andre Fluellen LB Bobby Carpenter LB Isaiah Ekejiuba LB Stephen Tulloch - Signed five-year, $25.5 million extension CB Brandon McDonald CB Eric Wright - Signed five-year, $37.5 million contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers S Erik Coleman - Signed one-year, $840,000 extension S Chris Harris P Ben Graham - Signed one-year, $850,000 extension LS Don Muhlbach - Signed one-year, $890,000 extension