Detroit Lions were not easy on the first Friday.
Lions kept the two keys under the age of 27, they agreed to re-sign running back Theo Riddick and punter Sam Martin. Riddick signed a new three-year contract worth $12.75 million.
Riddick will share the playing time of running back with the second-year player Ameer Abdullah. But Riddick real value lies in his versatility. Lions only keep four wide receivers after the training camp ending, they may let Riddick play an important role in the passing attack. Riddick completed 80 catches for 697 yards and three touchdowns.
In principle, Lions agreed to re-sign Martin to a 4-year contract worth $13.60 million, which makes him become the league’s third-highest salary punter. Last season, Martin got the best career net punting yardage (average 42 yards).