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Riley Reiff, Detroit Lions agree to rookie contract


Detroit Lions offensive tackle and first-round draft pick Riley Reiff has agreed to terms on a four-year rookie contract and will be present when the team's rookies report for training camp Monday, a team source confirmed to and NFL Network reporter Albert Breer.

Tim Twentyman of first reported the deal.

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Financial terms were not disclosed, but Reiff's contract has an expected value of around $8 million with around $6.5 million in guaranteed money, including full base salary guarantees in the first three seasons.

Reiff was a three-year starter at the University of Iowa, with most of his starts coming at left tackle. The 6-foot-6, 313-pound Reiff has prototypical left-tackle size and is expected to be the eventual long-term replacement for 34-year-old Jeff Backus, who has made 177 consecutive starts (regular season and playoffs) and was re-signed to a two-year, $5.85 million contract this offseason.

With Reiff under contract, the Lions have become the 18th team to sign all of their picks from the 2012 NFL Draft. Full-squad Lions training camp practices begin Friday.


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