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Lions exercise matching rights on 49ers’ offer sheet for Brock Wright

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Apr 3, 2024

The Lions had until Wednesday to decide whether or not to match the restricted free agent offer sheet that tight end Brock Wright signed with the 49ers. They announced their decision to match the offer rather than let Wright leave for their NFC Championship Game opponents. The deal is reportedly a three-year contract worth $12 million, with $6 million guaranteed. This is a significant increase from the Lions’ original restricted free agent tender of $2.985 million.

Matching the offer means Wright will not have to adjust to a new offensive scheme ahead of the 2024 season. Wright has played in 41 games for the Lions over the last three seasons, recording 43 catches for 424 yards and seven touchdowns. He will continue to team up with Sam LaPorta as the top tight ends in Tennessee.

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