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Kenny Golladay, Lions Reportedly to Talk New Contract After Taylor Decker Deal

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistSeptember 2, 2020

Detroit Lions wide receiver Kenny Golladay runs a drill at the Lions NFL football camp practice, Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020, in Allen Park, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
Carlos Osorio/Associated Press

The Detroit Lions will reportedly discuss a new contract with star wide receiver Kenny Golladay in the wake of agreeing to a deal with offensive tackle Taylor Decker on Tuesday, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Rapoport noted talks have not yet started and no deal is imminent.

Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio previously reported that the team is "closing in" on a contract with Golladay. 

Asked by a fan on Twitter if Golladay's deal is expected to get done before the season, The Athletic's Chris Burke responded: "Yes."

Golladay has one year remaining on his rookie contract that will pay him $2.13 million. His base salary in 2020 is tied for 67th among all wide receivers, per Over The Cap.

A third-round draft pick out of Northern Illinois in 2017, Golladay has emerged as the go-to wideout in Detroit's offense. He's been especially valuable as a big-play weapon, tying for the league lead with five touchdown catches of at least 25 yards last season.

The 6'4", 214-pound Golladay led the NFL with 11 receiving touchdowns in 2019 while ranking third with 18.3 yards per reception and seventh with 1,190 receiving yards.

Per Pro Football Focus, Golladay is tied with Atlanta Falcons star Julio Jones for most contested catches (43) over the past two years. He became the first player in franchise history with at least 1,000 receiving yards twice in his first three seasons. 

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