They aren't high-profile names by any means, but it's important to remember that the Detroit Lions have four exclusive-rights free agents this year. If the Lions tender a contract to them, the exclusive-rights free agents either have to sign or sit out the season. Since sitting out wouldn't make any sense, tendering a contract essentially means the Lions have re-signed them for next season.
The first piece of news on this year's exclusive-rights free agents comes from MLive's Justin Rogers, who reports that the Lions have decided to tender a contract to fullback Shaun Chapas. Chapas joined the Lions' 53-man roster toward the end of last season after being signed from the practice squad. He was active for three games for the Lions and had 1 catch for 6 yards.
Lions to tender contract to Shaun Chapas, according to report
Pride Of Detroit | Mar 8