6 Detroit Lions Who Deserve Long-Term Extensions

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6 Detroit Lions Who Deserve Long-Term Extensions
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This offseason, the Detroit Lions gave long-term contract extensions to Calvin Johnson and Stephen Tulloch, ensuring that both remain Lions through the primes of their careers.

But there is still work to be done. The Lions have built a very strong core group of players, but their restrictive salary cap situation has prevented them from dealing out many contract extensions.

Next year it won't be any less difficult. The salary cap numbers aren't going anywhere just yet, and there will be another collection of players entering free agency and awaiting long-term deals (from somebody).

But team president Tom Lewand figured out how to go from $11 million over the salary cap to approximately as much under the cap, and he signed Johnson to the richest deal in NFL history in the process. He can work some more magic and get guys back for the long haul next year.

The only question is, who?

I'm glad you asked...

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