NFL Reinstates Lions’ Seventh-Round Pick

The Lions have confirmed they will get back the seventh round pick they lost as punishment for tampering with a Chiefs player under contract in 2009 according to Chris McCosky of the Detroit News.

The pick, which the Lions acquired from the Broncos, will be second of the seventh round (No. 202 overall) and will give them a total of six in this year’s draft (April 28-30).

The Lions will forfeit either their sixth or seventh pick in the 2012 draft, depending on whether they make or miss the playoffs. If they make the playoffs, they lose their sixth pick; miss the playoffs and they lose their seventh.

Also, the previously-enforced swap of fifth-round picks with the Chiefs (from No. 140 to No. 154) remains in place.

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