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The Lions already have made it crystal clear that Calvin Johnson isn't going anywhere anytime soon. To make that happen, the Lions are reportedly set to make Johnson the richest wideout in the NFL.
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According to Philip Zaroo of mLive.com, Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew is working with Calvin Johnson’s agent to get an extension done in order to free u additional cap room.
Johnson’s current deal doesn’t run out until after this coming season, but in order to re-sign a guy like Cliff Avril, the Lions need to create more cap room by restructuring and extending...
"If you go in with a clean slate, you evaluate a player, you don't know that the scouts gave him a high grade, and you don't like him, and you're like, 'Well, we really don't like him, but the scouts graded him high.' That's not a good situation. Same thing vice versa."
The impasse continues between the Detroit Lions and DE Cliff Avril. Cliff Avril, 25, is headed for free agency and the Detroit Lions want to keep the talented, young defensive end on the roster for the future. Avril has been adamant in his position of demanding a long-term contract from the Lions and has stated that he will holdout if the organiztion places the franchise...
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It's unlikely the Lions will be able to afford cornerback Cortland Finnegan if he hits the free-agent market next month, but that didn't stop questions about Finnegan coming Jim Schwartz's way at the NFL combine Thursday.
Since taking over as Detroit Lions general manager three years ago, Martin Mayhew has tried to keep the same fall scouting schedule he had while working as Matt Millen's right-hand man.
Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz discusses Matthew Stafford, Ndamukong Suh and his plan for the offseason. Look inside for the video from the NFL Combine.
The fourth-year defensive back had three interceptions, one returned for a touchdown, in 2011.
The Lions are expected to meet with Bus Cook on Saturday to discuss making Johnson the highest-paid receiver in the league. Johnson is entering the final season of his rookie contract with a salary cap number of about $22.5 million. The Lions would like to extend his contract to keep him in Detroit long term and free up valuable cap space before free agency starts next month.
Cook told the Detroit Free Press that the two sides haven't talked much about a new contract, but hopes they can move quickly toward working it out.