Kosier signed an offer sheet with the Lions on April 13, the
team said Thursday.
San Francisco, which took Kosier in the seventh-round of the
2002 NFL draft, declined to match the offer and will be compensated
with Detroit's seventh-round pick this weekend.
Joyce completed his 10th season in 2004, playing 12 games and
starting three at left guard for Detroit. He signed with the Lions
on April 26, 2001 and played in 69 games with 27 starts over four
The three-year deal is in excess of $1 million a year.
Pathon, a former University of Washington standout, has 3,335 career yards receiving with 15 touchdowns. He spent the past three
seasons with New Orleans, making 33 starts with 121 receptions for 1,682 yards and nine TDs.
He spent the first four seasons of his career in Indianapolis, after being the Colts' second-round draft pick, the 32nd overall
selection, in 1998.
Kansas City Chiefs: The team agreed to a
one-year contract with running back Dee Brown.
The 5-foot-10, 210-pound Brown spent last season with Cleveland.
In 21 career games, he has 102 carries for 360 yards with four
touchdowns. Originally a sixth-round choice by Carolina in 2001, he
has also played with Pittsburgh.