running back craig reynolds is coming back Detroit Lions on a one-year deal, and the team tendered his five other exclusive rights free agent contracts on Monday.
The Lions announced that they offered contracts to long snapper Scott Daly, defensive tackles Benito Jones, tight ends Brock Wright and Shane Zylstra, and linebacker Anthony Pittman. whose tender was reported last week,
Exclusive rights free agents are players with less than three years of NFL service time. They receive non-guaranteed, minimum wage deals and cannot negotiate with other teams once tendered.
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The Lions have until 4 p.m. ET Wednesday to tender their final two ERFAs, cornerback Bobby Price and guard Tommy Kramer. Both are returning from season-ending injuries; Price had knee surgery in the fall, while Kramer missed the season with a back injury.
Price is ahead of schedule with his rehab and is in town this week for a medical recheck.
Reynolds has appeared in 14 games with two starts over the past two seasons for the Lions. Nicknamed “Netflix” by former Lions running backs coach Deuce Staley, Reynolds ran for a career-high 112 yards on 26 carries in a win over the Arizona Cardinals in 2021 and spent most of last season as the Lions’ No. 4 running back. Jamal Williams, D’Andre Swift and Justin Jackson.
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Reynolds, who spent the second half of last season on injured reserve (ribs)is expected to compete for the backup job in 2023.
Williams and Jackson are among 15 Lions who will become unrestricted free agents in the absence of new deals by 4 p.m. Wednesday.
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This article was originally published on the Detroit Free Press: Detroit Lions Re-Sign RB Craig Reynolds To Tender Contract For 5th ERFA