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Tue, 16 Apr 2013 08:19:38 -0700
Updating previous reports, Detroit Lions DL Willie Young's one-year deal is worth $1.5 million with a $300,000 signing bonus, which is down from the $2.023 million tender he was originally offered.
Mon, 15 Apr 2013 12:32:34 -0700
Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions DE Willie Young signed a one-year deal but it was different than the tender offer he received as a restricted free agent. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Mon, 15 Apr 2013 08:46:38 -0700
The Detroit Lions re-signed restricted free-agent DE Willie Young to a one-year deal.
Fri, 08 Feb 2013 12:37:20 -0800
Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said he expects restricted free-agent DE Willie Young to return next season.
Wed, 06 Feb 2013 11:11:53 -0800
Detroit Lions restricted free-agent DE Willie Young and DE Ronnell Lewis are the only defensive ends on the team's roster after they released DE Kyle Vanden Bosch. DEs Cliff Avril and Lawrence Jackson will be unrestricted free agents this offseason.
Sat, 08 Dec 2012 09:53:52 -0800
Detroit Lions DE Willie Young said he considered amputating the middle finger he injured three weeks ago. Young said the finger was cut to the bone and some of the nerves in the finger were severed. The cut was too deep for stitches so he has been soaking the finger in various chemicals and disinfectants. Young has not missed any practices or games despite the injury.
Tue, 03 Jul 2012 14:55:26 -0700
Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said Tuesday, July 3, that DL Willie Young was a player who has made vast improvements and can help the team toward its goal of reaching the playoffs in a second straight season. Teammates added that Young's work ethic in the weight room has made him a better player and better conditioned.
Tue, 19 Jun 2012 09:55:10 -0700
Detroit Lions DL Willie Young is having an exceptional offseason workout season while taking advantage of the absence of franchise free-agent DL Cliff Avril and the limited workload of DL Kyle Vanden Bosch. Young is down almost 10 pounds from last season and has shown excellent burst off the edge. "I'm just a lot more knowledgeable," Young said of his game earlier this offseason. "I think the older guys have played a big role as far as keeping me ready. There are so many tricks to the trade in this game and you really need the older guys to help get you going and expose you to the stuff you need to be aware of."
Fri, 06 Jan 2012 13:47:46 -0800
Detroit Lions DEs Cliff Avril (back) and Willie Young (ankle), DTs Nick Fairley (foot) and Corey Williams (hip), CBs Aaron Berry (shoulder), Chris Houston (hand, knee) and Alphonso Smith (foot) and FS Louis Delmas (knee) are listed as probable for the Wild Card playoff game. Avril, Williams and Young fully participated in practice Friday, Jan. 6, while the others were limited.
Thu, 05 Jan 2012 14:49:52 -0800
Detroit Lions DLs Cliff Avril (back), Corey Williams (hip) and Willie Young (ankle) practiced in full Thursday, Jan. 5.
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