Matthew Stafford's Contract Doesn't Stall Lions' Signings

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Matthew Stafford's Contract Doesn't Stall Lions' Signings
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Talks on a new contract for Matthew Stafford never really got off the ground, but that didn't stop the Lions from filling two of their biggest needs with a pair of the most prominent free agents at their positions. The Lions wedged running back Reggie Bush and safety Glover Quin into a tight budget, re-signed cornerback Chris Houston and safety Louis Delmas, and added defensive end Jason Jones, thanks to some first-year cap-friendly contracts, a depressed market and more than $10 million in reclaimed cap room.

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