Lions Will Suspend Matthew Stafford Contract Talks At Season’s Start

Despite the fact that Matthew Stafford still has two years left on his contract, the Lions have been negotiating a new contract with the 2011 Comeback Player of the Year and were recently reportedly close to closing a deal.

But that was April and this is June and no new deal is done. And although there’s still time to get something hammered out before the season, Lions president Tom Lewand said that if a deal isn’t done by the time the season begins, the team will table talks until next offseason.

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