Lions re-signing LB Bellore
The Detroit Lions have been stocking up on linebackers in free agency, but on Wednesday they focused on one of their own.
The Lions announced that they have reached a deal to re-sign Nick Bellore on Wednesday. Terms of the deal were not revealed.
Bellore, 28, played mostly on special teams for the Lions last season. He had 10 starts at linebacker the season before in San Francisco, finishing with 55 tackles.
On Tuesday, the Lions reportedly agreed to deals with linebackers Devon Kennard and former Bear Christian Jones.
Kennard agreed to a three-year, $18.75 million contract, and according to the Detroit Free Press, is expected to be signed Wednesday when free agency officially begins at 4 p.m. ET.
Jones' deal, as reported by the NFL Network, will reportedly pay him $7.75 million with a $2.8 million signing bonus.
Kennard, 26, has the size -- 6-4, 256 pounds -- to play in a versatile defense that shifts between 3-4 and 4-3 fronts under first-year head coach Matt Patricia.
Kennard was a fifth-round pick out of USC in 2014 and played in 52 games with 35 starts for the New York Giants.
Jones, 27, entered the league as an undrafted free agent out of Florida State and spent his first four NFL seasons with the Bears, totaling 260 tackles, four sacks, eight passes defensed and a forced fumble in 63 career games.
The 6-3, 245-pound linebacker had a season-high 90 tackles with two stops in 16 games last season.
The Lions also re-signed safety Tavon Wilson to a two-year deal, the team announced Tuesday.
According to multiple reports, the deal is worth $7 million.
--Field Level Media
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