Dec 22, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions running back Joique Bell (35) stiff arms New York Giants free safety Ryan Mundy (21) during the second quarter at Ford Field. Giants beat the Lions 23-20. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Joique Bell Receives Second-Round Tender from Detroit Lions

The Detroit Lions and Joique Bell haven’t reached an agreement on the long-term deal both sides seem to want, so the Lions have tendered the restricted free agent at a second-round level.

Again, both sides appear motiviated to get a long-term deal done but the tender gives the Lions some security in the process. As a restricted free agent, Bell will be free to seek offers from other teams when free agency opens at 4 p.m. today, but signing with another team will cost his new team a second round pick as compensation to the Lions.

On the tender, Bell would earn $2.187 million but coming to an agreement on a long-term deal would allow the Lions to keep Bell at a lower cap number in 2014 depending on how they structure the contract.

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