Detroit gives up seventh-round pick for free agent

Updated: April 21, 2005, 8:11 PM ET
Associated Press

Detroit Lions: The team signed restricted free agent tackle Kyle Kosier to a one-year deal and released offensive lineman Matt Joyce.

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.

Kosier, who started 28 games the past two seasons, will compete with Kelly Butler and Victor Rogers to be Detroit's starting right tackle.

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 seasons.

Seattle Seahawks: The Seahawks signed veteran receiver Jerome Pathon, adding depth at the position less than a month after adding veteran Joe Jurevicius.

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.


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