Detroit Lions keep another free agent, agree to terms with QB David Blough

Detroit Free Press

The Detroit Lions liked their three-win team so much from last season that they’re bringing just about everyone back in 2022.

The Lions re-signed another of their free agents Thursday, ESPN reported, agreeing to a new deal with backup quarterback David Blough.

Blough is the 10th free agent and second quarterback from last year’s roster the Lions have re-signed or agreed to a contract with in the past nine days.

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The Lions signed backup Tim Boyle to a one-year deal before the start of the free agent negotiating period Monday.

Along with Boyle, the Lions have re-signed safety Tracy Walker, linebacker Alex Anzalone, receiver Josh Reynolds, center Evan Brown and safeties C.J. Moore and Jalen Elliott, and agreed to contracts with edge rusher Charles Harris and receiver Kalif Raymond.

So far, the Lions have made one free agent addition, agreeing to a one-year deal with former Jacksonville Jaguars receiver DJ Chark.

Just one Lions free agent, Jalen Reeves-Maybin, has signed with another team (the Houston Texans), and six players remain unrestricted free agents: Nick Williams, KhaDarel Hodge, Dean Marlowe, Will Holden, Tyrell Crosby and Joel Heath.

Blough, acquired in a 2019 trade with the Cleveland Browns, has made five starts and appeared in seven games in three seasons with the Lions. He is 100 for 184 passing in his career (54.3%) with four touchdowns and six interceptions.

The Lions did not tender Blough, who did not attempt a pass last season, as a restricted free agent.

Contact Dave Birkett at dbirkett@freepress.com. Follow him on Twitter @davebirkett.

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