Truth & Rumors > NFL

Lions meeting with Stafford about extension

Views
1191
Comments
2

03:28 PM ET 02.22 | The Detroit Lions want to make sure they'll hold on to their quarterback for a while: the team's general manager, Martin Mayhew, is meeting with Matt Stafford and his agent at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis with regards to making a new contract for the quarterback.

Stafford's deal likely won't give him a pay raise: his contract counts for $21 million against next year's salary cap, so the team will likely give him an extension in hopes of lowering the cap hit - much like they did with Calvin Johnson last year.

Mayhew said Stafford is one of nine priority players the team wants to resign out of 23 Lions up for free agency this year.

Detroit Free Press

, USA TODAY Sports USA TODAY Sports
February 22, 2013  03:35 PM ET

As a Packer fan I'll just say, DON'T give them any cap relief Matt! Stand by your guns! :)

 
February 22, 2013  03:41 PM ET

They call that re-Structuring!!!

Comment

Remember to keep your posts clean. Profanity will get filtered, and offensive comments will be removed.


Truth & Rumors

MOST POPULAR

  1. 1
    Tuukka Rask takes blame for Bruins' Game 1 loss
    Views
    2037
    Comments
    230
  2. 2
    Smush Parker allegedly punches high schooler
    Views
    1648
    Comments
    139
  3. 3
    Joel Quenneville's Midnight Hawk favored to win Illinois Derby
    Views
    414
    Comments
    88
  4. 4
    Quarterback freefalling down draft boards
    Views
    5836
    Comments
    87
  5. 5
    Oklahoma State pays Peyton Manning $105K for speech
    Views
    571
    Comments
    25

SI.com

SI Photos