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Lions Notes: NFL Salary Cap Expected To Have $3 Million Exception

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  • The NFL salary cap is expected to be set at $120 million for 2011, but there could be a $3 million exception just for this season to really make it $123 million. For teams over the cap or close to it, that extra $3 million could be very important.
  • Kyle Vanden Bosch thinks teams could use simpler game plans early on in the season since players and coaches haven't been allowed to be together basically all offseason.
  • Vanden Bosch was on Sirius NFL Radio earlier this week. The Lions' official site has audio from the interview.
  • No Lions are in the top 10 for rookie ratings in Madden 12, but Mikel Leshoure has the third highest rookie running back rating at 72 overall.
  • There was a report that the Green Bay Packers contacted their players already, which would break NFL lockout rules. When asked about the allegation, NFL spokesman Greg Aiello simply said, "We are focused on closing the agreement and will not comment on this." Of course they won't. Unless it's tampering the NFL can't be bothered with allegations of rules violations.