I've been indicating in ocmments that, as per Netrat, he expected Lions draft picks to start gettign signed about the 12th. Lo and behold, Cliff Avril signs...on the 12th. Way to go NetRat! Cap and contract guru still. Last week Lewand said he expected the Lions draft picks to start signing soon, and that they should all be signed in time for camp.
Here's hoping he's right on, and at the current time, I don't see why not.
The Detroit Lions have signed third-round pick Cliff Avril to a three-year deal, Scout.com has confirmed.
The former Purdue University defensive end will receive the following base salaries: (2008) $295,000 (2009) $385,000 (2010) $470,000 along with a signing bonus of $484,000.
If he turns into even a decent situational pass rusher in his 2nd or 3rd year, the Lions will have quite a bargain. Camp approaches!
side note: Scoring & Rosters are up on the Dynasty site. I sent out invites for the free league (using ESPN) and will send the invites for the two Pay Leagues this weekend.