in

Detroit Lions tender contract to LB Anthony Pittman

According to a report from the Detroit Free Press, the Detroit Lions have tendered a contract to exclusive rights free agent Anthony Pittman, securing one of their top special teams’ players for the upcoming 2023 season. Pittman played in all 17 games last season and was second on the team in special teams snaps. With the potential loss of several top special teams players to free agency, the Lions’ decision to tender Pittman ensures stability and strength in that aspect of the game.

Detroit Lions Free Agent quarterbacks 2023 NFL Mock Draft 2023 NFC North Anthony Pittman

Key Points

  • The Detroit Lions have tendered a contract to exclusive rights free agent Anthony Pittman.
  • Pittman played in all 17 games last season and finished second on the team in special teams snaps.
  • The Lions could lose several of their top special teams players to free agency.
  • The team has five other exclusive rights free agents.
  • Exclusive rights free agents sign non-guaranteed, minimum salary deals and cannot negotiate with other teams once tendered.
  • The Lions’ decision to tender Pittman ensures strength and stability in special teams.

The Big Picture: Detroit Lions’ focus on special teams by tendering Anthony Pittman

Special teams’ play is often overlooked in football, but it can make all the difference in a game. With the potential loss of several key special teams players, the Lions’ decision to tender Pittman highlights their commitment to maintaining a strong special teams unit. This move ensures that the Lions will have a reliable player to help secure crucial field position and make important tackles in the upcoming season.

By the Numbers

  • Anthony Pittman played in all 17 games for the Lions last season.
  • Pittman finished second on the team in special teams snaps.
  • The Lions have five other exclusive rights free agents.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgPLymXH5NE

Written by W.G. Brady

W.G. Brady is a Detroit-based journalist who has been covering the Detroit sports scene for Detroit Sports Nation for several years. He is in his early 30s and has a wealth of experience in the industry. Throughout his career, W.G. has established himself as a respected and knowledgeable journalist known for his in-depth coverage of the teams and athletes in Detroit. With a keen eye for detail and a passion for sports, W.G. has become a go-to source for fans and readers looking for the latest news and analysis on the Detroit sports scene. He has a good reputation in the sports community and is respected for his unbiased coverage of sports events. W.G. is known for his ability to uncover hidden stories and provide unique perspectives on the teams and athletes he covers. He has a good understanding of the city of Detroit and its sports culture, which he uses to inform his reporting and analysis. He continues to be a respected journalist in the Detroit sports industry.

Dominik Kubalik

Red Wings vs. Blackhawks: Dominik Kubalik Takes on Former Team in Second Matchup of the Season

Detroit Lions Division II Heisman Trophy Tyree Wilson Dan Campbell 2023 Detroit Lions 53-man roster Detroit Lions vs. Kansas City Chiefs Detroit Lions' biggest NFL Draft Steal

One Realistic ‘Dream Signing’ for Detroit Lions