So what does three sacks in three seasons get you?

Well, if you are Lions defensive end Willie Young, it gets you a second-round tender offer, which is worth a little more than $2 million.

For a seventh-round pick to get a second-round tender is rare, especially for a player coming off a disappointing season. Young had no sacks and 11 tackles last season.

But the Lions have released defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch and could lose Cliff Avril and Lawrence Jackson in free agency. They weren't ready to give up on Young.