Kelly agrees to deal with Lions, becomes 4th ex-Buc to land in Detroit
Kelly agreed Saturday to a three-year deal with the Lions, the terms of which weren't immediately available. Kelly joins defensive tackle Chuck Darby, safety Dwight Smith and safety Kavlin Pearson, who signed a restricted free agent offer sheet, to work out deals with the Lions.
Marinelli was a former Bucs assistant head coach and defensive line coach from 1996-2005, before taking over as head coach of the Lions in 2006.
Kelly, a former second-round pick, started 73 games in his 10 seasons with the Bucs.
-- John Clayton, ESPN.com.
The deal includes a $500,000 signing bonus.
Manuel, 28, beat out Chris Crocker, Marlon McCree and others for the chance to compete for a starting safety job. Manuel signed a five-year, $10 million deal in 2006 with the Packers after he left the Seahawks following their Super Bowl season.
Manuel was cut by the Packers before spending last season as a backup with the Panthers, for whom he started two games.
-- John Clayton, ESPN.com.
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NFL teams began shopping for free agents on Feb. 29, with approximately 320 players available. Randy Moss (right), one of the top free agents available, re-signed with the Pats.
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• Clayton: It's better to keep your own guys
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• Yasinskas: Redskins to try new approach
• Joyner: Evaluating four big names
• Chadiha: Dealing with the franchise tag
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