So I was knocked out of commission this week by the most evil flu strain I've ever encountered. Did I miss anything? Just a bit, huh? Well let me, in my still-groggy state, chime in on a couple of issues. First of all, great work by Lions president Tom Lewand and general manager Martin Mayhew. When Lewand said the team would be "selectively aggressive" during free agency, he was expecting to be able to work a contract negotiation with quarterback Matthew Stafford to free up salary cap space. When that didn't happen, Lewand already had a backup plan, which was to do a simple restructure of Ndamukong Suh's contract. That saved the team less than $8 million, where a Stafford extension would have been $10 million at least. Yet, by front-loading the contracts, he was able to fit their four free-agent targets under the cap.
Lions prove they're all in for 2013
Detroit News | Mar 16