Theo Riddick, Lions Agree to New Contract: Latest Details, Comments, Reaction

September 9, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Detroit Lions and running back Theo Riddick agreed to a contract extension on Friday, the team announced. 
Lions general manager Bob Quinn provided a statement on the signing:
We are excited to announce contract extensions for [Martin] and Theo Riddick. Both players have earned these extensions through their hard work that dates back to 2013 when both joined the Lions. I would like to thank Sam, Theo, and their representatives for their hard work assisting us in our goal of completing these extensions prior to the start of the regular season. I’m very pleased that both players can join their teammates in fully concentrating on our opening game.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport initially reported the deal is a three-year, $12.75 million extension.
Riddick's extension came just minutes after the Lions secured punter Sam Martin to a four-year extension worth $3.4 million per year, per Rapoport. 
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