Dave Birkett has the details of the contract extensions the Lions gave to linebacker Ashlee Palmer and safety Don Carey toward the end of the regular season. Palmer is now under contract through 2014, and he is set to have a base salary of $1 million this year and $1.25 million next year. Carey is under contract through 2013 and is set to make an undisclosed amount.
Speaking of Palmer, he was named this week to the Pro Football Focus All-Pro Team for his play on special teams in 2012. That may be hard to believe given the struggles the Lions' special teams units had at times, but Palmer was quite good. If only the rest of the players on the special teams units could have followed suit from the very start of the 2012 season.
Lions safety Amari Spievey, who is set to become a restricted free agent this offseason, told the Detroit News this week that he isn't sure if the team will bring him back. (Spievey, by the way, is seeing the same doctor as Jahvid Best. This makes sense considering both Spievey and Best have had to deal with rather serious concussions.)
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