Lions keep Culpepper, sign Hanson

Updated: February 17, 2009, 5:20 PM ET
Associated Press

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- The Detroit Lions have restructured the contract of Daunte Culpepper and signed potential free agents Jason Hanson and Stephen Peterman to long-term deals.

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The team did not release terms for any of the contracts announced Tuesday.

Culpepper, who came out of retirement midway through last year's 0-16 season, was due to receive a $2.5 million roster bonus later this month, but team president Tom Lewand said that the deal had been restructured. Culpepper is still on the last year of a two-year contract.

Detroit signed Hanson, their kicker since 1992, to a four-year deal and kept Peterman, a starting guard, for five more seasons.


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