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Detroit Lions Cap Space!

This is less of a FanPost of opinion and more of a topic starter.  Can someone out there lead me and others in a direction so we can get a better understanding of the Lions true Cap Space situation.  I would really like to know cause I hear a lot of B.S.  I know we may not have a top of space in this FA period but don't we have a bunch of money coming off the books with Backus etc. the next year. 

 

As for Nmandi I think we would have to assume that he would only sign with us if Calvin signs a 2 year extension at the same time.  Nmandi can't come here and then Calvin leave.  I just don't see it happening.  Calvin has a reason to sign an extension now.  He is only making 8 mil this year because of the way his contract bonuses were structured.  I think he makes 12.5 next year.  So Calvin is going to make 20 mil the next 2 years.  If he would to sign a new 4 year deal before this year he would probably get a 20 mil signing bonus and get all 20 mil before the first year starts and 30 mil over the next 2 years with a 30-35 mil 4 year guarentee.  Then at the end of year 2 middle of year 3 assuming the Lions are where they should be he can do what Andre did and sign his final 6-7 year deal and Cash in even bigger. 

There is a way to sign both Nmandi and Calvin this year with large signing bonuses and very small year one salaries that keep both of their cap numbers down low for 2011-12 season.  Lets discuss this.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Pride Of Detroit or its writers.

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