Lions re-signed restricted free agent DE Willie Young to a one-year contract.
Lions extended restricted free agent DE Willie Young a second-round tender.
Lions DE Willie Young smashed his middle finger so bad in Week 11 that he considered having it amputated.
Lions DE Willie Young has been the team's "biggest breakout of the preseason."
Coach Jim Schwartz says DE Willie Young was one of the "most consistent players" during the first week of Lions camp.
Lions GM Martin Mayhew labeled DE Willie Young as one of three players to have outstanding offseasons this year.
Lions DE Willie Young added 10 pounds in the offseason and is up around 260.
Coach Jim Schwartz suggested that rookie DE Willie Young's play in the preseason opener made recently released Jason Hunter expendable this week.
Lions signed seventh-round DE Willie Young to a three-year contract, including a signing bonus of roughly $48,000.
Lions coach Jim Schwartz wants seventh-round DE Willie Young to put on weight.