NFC North: Barry Richardson

The NFL released its performance-based pay list Monday, where every team is to allocate $3.46 million amongst its players for things they have accomplished during the season.

Here is the full pdf.

When it came to Detroit, the Lions gave the most money to rookie right guard Larry Warford, who earned an extra $260,630.09 for his standout first season with the Lions.

His rookie linemate, LaAdrian Waddle, picked up an extra $181,182, behind only Warford, receiver Kris Durham ($220,174.55) and cornerback Rashean Mathis ($188,695). The common thread with all the players is that they were reliable starters for Detroit by the end of the season.

Most players received some sort of payout, and here are the bottom five: Quarterback Shaun Hill ($76.90); tight end Matt Veldman ($309.09); guard Leroy Harris ($400.28); fullback Montell Owens ($641.50); tackle Barry Richardson ($875.40).

Hill shouldn't go spending that money just yet, though. The players will receive this money on April 1, 2016.

RT Corey Hilliard out for Lions

October, 25, 2013
The Detroit Lions' offensive tackle situation is officially interesting.

As expected, right tackle Corey Hilliard (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against Dallas and both left tackle Riley Reiff (hamstring) and right tackle Jason Fox (knee) have been deemed questionable, although both practiced Friday for the Lions.

This means Detroit has just two tackles -- rookie LaAdrian Waddle and recently signed Barry Richardson -- as healthy offensive tackles against the Cowboys. It is fairly likely Reiff and Fox will play, but probably will be worth paying attention to them in warm-ups early Sunday morning.

The injury question surrounding running back Reggie Bush appears to have been answered as he is probable after missing practice Friday. Also, as Nate Burleson (forearm) still isn't ready to return.

In other injury news, Detroit coach Jim Schwartz said Jason Jones is in long-term rehab on his torn patellar tendon.

"You don't evaluate his rehab in weeks or even months," Schwartz said. "It's going to be quarters, probably. His spirits are up and he's doing a great job.

"He's a tough guy and he'll be back."
ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Corey Hilliard stood at his locker and at one point, chuckled at all of the questions.

The gist of all of them centered around his right knee, the knee he injured in the fourth quarter Sunday in a 27-24 loss to Cincinnati. The knee that might end up leaving the Lions shorthanded at offensive tackle this week against Dallas.

“I feel all right,” Hilliard said.

He couldn’t say whether or not he’ll play this weekend. Or if he’ll practice Wednesday. He wouldn’t give percentages on the chances he faces the Cowboys. About the only information he would give is that he did have his MRI and that it provided some good news.

“Yep,” Hilliard said. “If you guys want to know more, you’ll obviously have to talk to [Detroit coach] Jim Schwartz.”

Hilliard said he wasn’t sure if it was guard Larry Warford or Cincinnati defensive lineman Geno Atkins who fell on the back of his leg, but that initially he was in pain. He also explained he doesn’t wear knee braces because a similar thing happened to him in college at Oklahoma State and it didn’t make a difference.

Once Hilliard reached the sidelines, he realized it might not be as bad as it initially looked.

“After I sat on the sidelines, I kind of knew that it wasn’t as serious as I thought it might have been,” Hilliard said. “That was a good thing.”

To help bolster numbers on the offensive line, Detroit signed tackle Barry Richardson, who started 16 games last season with St. Louis, on Tuesday.