Tommy Kraemer and Bobby Price not tendered contracts by the Lions
When the new league year started at 4 p.m., two more Detroit Lions players became free agents. The Lions did not issue the restricted free agency tender offers to OL Tommy Kraemer or CB Bobby Price, making them unrestricted free agents.
Price was a restricted free agent, while Kraemer was an exclusive rights free agent. It only would have taken a one-year contract for the NFL minimum to lock up Kraemer for 2023, but the Lions opted against that course of action.
Price played three seasons in Detroit, beginning in 2020 as an undrafted safety out of Norfolk State. He transitioned to cornerback in 2021 and played 15 games that year, mostly on special teams. Price played in five games in 2022, with just 38 defensive snaps.
Kraemer showed some promise in 2021 as an undrafted rookie out of Notre Dame. But he missed the 2022 season with a back injury and fell out of the Lions’ plans.
Kraemer and Price are now free to sign with any other team without any remaining ties for the Lions.