Lions pick up TE T.J. Hockenson’s fifth-year option

The Detroit Lions exercised the fifth-year option on tight end T.J. Hockenson’s rookie contract Tuesday.The move guarantees Hockenson will earn $9.4 million in 2023.Hockenson, the eighth overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, has played in 40 games (35 starts) over his first three seasons in Detroit. He has 160 career receptions for 1,673 yards and 12 touchdowns.

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