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Draft Scout Ricky Wagner News
03/10/17 - OT Rick Wagner was signed by the Lions to a free agent contract on Friday. Wagner agreed to a five-year deal worth up to $9 million per season. The 6-6, 310-pound Wagner embarks on his fifth NFL season after beginning his career with the Ravens (2013-16). He played in 15 games last season along the offensive line, making 14 starts at right tackle.
03/09/17 - RT Rick Wagner, a free agent, agreed to a deal with the Lions, getting a five-year contract worth up to $9 million per season.
Detroit is prepared to lose 2016 starting RT Riley Reiff in free agency.
Wagner was the top-rated right tackle in free agency, but he set a new market for the position, exceeding the top-paid right tackle by approximately $2 million annually.
Wagner was groomed by the Ravens in a run-heavy offense. A fifth-round pick in 2013, Wagner played his rookie season under Jim Caldwell. Caldwell was the offensive coordinator in Baltimore before he was hired as Lions head coach in 2014.
01/02/17 - RT Rick Wagner (concussion) was active for the regular season finale against the Bengals. Wagner had to leave the previous game late in the third quarter against the Steelers. He was replaced by James Hurst. QB Joe Flacco was sacked three times.
12/28/16 - RT Rick Wagner (concussion) did not practice Wednesday after having to leave Sunday's game late in the third quarter against Pittsburgh. He was replaced by James Hurst. Wagner's status for the regular-season final is uncertain. If he cannot play, Hurst or rookie Alex Lewis could get the start.
10/19/16 - RT Rick Wagner (thigh) was back at practice Wednesday. Wagner was active he previous game against the Giants, but did not play Week 6 against the New York Giants. James Hurst took over his spot in the starting lineup.