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Lions sign Redding to monster deal before franchise-player deadline

Updated: July 17, 2007, 9:45 AM ET
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

Last year, Rod Marinelli moved Cory Redding from defensive end to defensive tackle in the belief he could be one of the best defensive tackles in football.

Cory Redding

Defensive TackleDetroit Lions

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2006 Season Stats

Tot Solo Ast FF Sack Int

48 39 9 2 8 0

On Monday, the Lions backed up that belief by making him the highest-paid defensive tackle in football. Redding, the team's franchise player in 2007, ...

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