Found February 13, 2012 on Lions Blog:
PLAYERS: Barack Obama
TEAMS: Detroit Lions
President Barack Obama unveiled a $3.8-trillion spending plan on Monday for 2013 that seeks to achieve $4 trillion in deficit reduction over the next decade but does little to restrain growth in the government's huge health benefit programs, a major cause of future deficits.

Lions must restructure Calvin Johnson’s contract

According to Jason LaCanfora of the NFL Network, the Detroit Lions have to work out an extension for wide receiver Calvin Johnson because his cap number for the 2012 season will be over $21 million, since he hit all of the escalators in his contract during the 2011 season. If the Lions can’t restructure Johnson’s deal, it will make it very difficult for them to get an extension...

Lions working on extension for Calvin Johnson

According to John Kreger of, Detroit Lions team president Tom Lewand has indicated that they’ve had some positive negotiations with wide receiver Calvin Johnson’s representatives in order to get a contract extension completed. “(Johnson’s) got a good relationship with Matthew (Stafford),” Lewand told WBBL radio via CBSSports. “There’s a desire to keep...

State of Michigan could save millions of dollars by cutting office space for 40,000 employees, report says

The State of Michigan can save millions of dollars by reducing the size of employee work areas and consolidating space, according to an internal state study.

Obama's proposed tax hikes at odds with GOP rivals

President Barack Obama is proposing an increase in taxes on wealthy individuals and some corporations, putting him at odds with all the Republican presidential hopefuls.

Barack Obama: $3.8 trillion budget for 2013 will create jobs

President Barack Obama called for more spending on community colleges, job training, infrastructure, and research and development, as he released an election-year budget that seemed to complete his shift in focus from budget cutting to job creation.

Marquand Manuel among four coaching additions

Marquand Manuel -- a former Seahawks safety -- is among the four additions to the coaching staff announced by the team Tuesday.He becomes the assistant special teams coach, taking the spot that was filled by Jeff Ulbrich the past two years. Ulbrich went to UCLA, joining Jim Mora's coaching staff.Manuel played two seasons for the Seahawks, starting most of the 2005 season as he...

PFT Live 2/14: Dave Birkett, Joel Segal

Mike Florio talks to Dave  Birkett of the Detroit Free Press about the Lions cap space, their key free agents, and Calvin Johnson’s contract. Mike talks to sports agent Joel Segal about Rany Moss’ return to the NFL, Marques Colston’s future with the Saints, and BenJarvus Green-Ellis‘ impressive no-fumble stats.  

Finnegan could join other ex-Titans in Detroit

Defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch and linebacker Stephen Tulloch both followed Jim Schwartz from Tennessee to Detroit. Perhaps Cortland Finnegan will be the next player to make the journey. Carlos Monarrez of the Detroit Free Press has a league source not affiliated with the Lions that says the Lions “could” be one of the key…

MSU FRIB gets $22M in Obama's budget

President Barack Obama's 2013 budget proposal includes $22 million for the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, significantly less than the $55 million stipulated in Michigan State University's original agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy.
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