- The contract details for the Detroit Lions’ two latest signings are out, and ESPN’s Michael Rothstein has the details:
OL Wesley Johnson’s one-year deal with the Lions is $790,000 in base salary with a $90,000 signing bonus. No other bonuses. Cap hit of $720,000. TE Levine Toilolo’s one-year deal has a $1 million base salary with a $400,000 signing bonus and $100,000 workout bonus. His cap hit is $1.5 million.
With a signing bonus that big, Toilolo is all but a shoo-in to make the roster this year. Johnson, on the other hand, is both extremely cheap and extremely replaceable. He is far from guaranteed a spot on the 2018 roster.
- No one was better at hooking up on double moves or back shoulder throws than Marvin Jones Jr. and Matthew Stafford last year:
- Speaking of Marvin Jones, SandmanLions put together his highlights from 2017 and they are just as phenomenal as you remember:
- Lions head coach Matt Patricia joined ESPN reporter Adam Schefter’s podcast to talk about his coaching journey, what he loves about Detroit and, of course, his pencil.
- Former Lions running back Reggie Bush is a big fan of the Lions’ free agent signing of LeGarrette Blount, and thinks he’ll finally be the one to rush for 100 yards in a game since he did it in 2013:
- MLive’s Kyle Meinke thinks the Lions are getting a crazy bargain with Golden Tate right now, but that’s all about to change.
- As pointed out by Lions Wire, former Lion Joey Harrington was ranked the fourth-worst first-round quarterback since the year 2000.