Lions counter 49ers’ offer sheet for Brock Wright

The Lions have announced that they will be matching the restricted free agent offer sheet signed by tight end Brock Wright with the 49ers. This decision will keep Wright on their roster and prevent him from leaving for their NFC Championship Game opponents. The deal is reportedly for three years and worth $12 million, with $6 million guaranteed. This is a significant increase from the Lions’ original restricted free agent tender of $2.985 million.

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

The decision to match the offer sheet is a sign of faith in Wright’s talent and potential as a key player on the team. The Lions had until Wednesday to make their final decision on whether or not to match the offer, but ultimately chose to keep Wright on their roster rather than allowing him to leave for their NFC Championship Game opponents.

By Samantha Johnson

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