JUST IN: Detroit Lions re-sign QB, tender young receiver

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN - AUGUST 13: Jake Rudock #14 of the Detroit Lions looks to pass against the Indianapolis Colts in the first half of a preseason game at Lucas Oil Stadium on August 13, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

The moves keep on coming for the Detroit Lions. After releasing tight end Eric Ebron, the Lions have decided to re-sign quarterback Jake Rudock.

The terms of the deal have not yet been disclosed. Rudock a sixth-round (191st overall) draft selection in 2016 out of the University of Michigan, appeared in three games last season for the Lions.

Detroit also decided to tender wide receiver TJ Jones, to the tune of $1.7 million. Jones caught 30 passes on the year for 399 yards and one touchdown, his best year by far for the 3-year pro. He had just 15 catches as a pro entering the 2017 season. So Jones, naturally, was excited about his first touchdown.

The Lions are making moves in the offseason, but have yet to sign that big name. Names of running backs DeMarco Murray and Frank Gore have floated around, as have defensive backs like Richard Sherman (who signed basically immediately with the San Francisco 49ers). But none have signed with the Silver-and-Honolulu Blue as of yet.

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The Detroit Lions have decided to cut ties with the former first-round pick, tight end Eric Ebron. Ebron was scheduled to make 8.25 million this coming season.

During his time in Detroit, Ebron has underachieved, to say the least. The Lions trying to move on from Ebron has been no secret. In hopes of finding Ebron a new home, Detroit started looking for trade partners before last season’s trade deadline. It was also reported that the Lions made last-ditch efforts to find a possible trade destination for Ebron during this year’s NFL combine, which they were unable to do.

By releasing Ebron before 4 pm on Wednesday, which is the official start of the new league year, the Lions will have a nice chunk of money added to their books. With Darren Fells leaving town on a three-year, $12 million dollar deal from Cleveland… To continue reading this article, click here.