“I think we have been, since 2011, more cautious in terms of our sources and the people that we’re talking to,” Mayhew said Friday.
“We’re letting him get comfortable and get situated,” general manager Martin Mayhew said, “and at some point we’ll start that dialogue.”
“I said, ‘Hey, I have not closed the door on bringing him back,'” Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said Friday at his pre-draft presser.
The Lions took Reiff in the first round of the 2012 draft. He played 16 games in 2012, 16 games in 2013 and 15 games in 2014.
Ihedigbo, a starter last year and a Pro Bowl alternate, will make a base salary of $1.1 million.
“We’ve had some dialogue with him,” Mayhew said. “I think it’s ongoing at this point.”
“He’s got to make a decision for him and his family,” safety Glover Quin said. “It is what it is.”
After the NFL released the 2015 schedule, Detroit Lions safety Glover Quin did just what many Detroit fans and media members did.
“What Martin [Mayhew] told Rodney directly, and to me, was, ‘Go get this fixed, and then we’ll take a look,’” agent Mark Magazu said.
This is pre-draft, pre-Matt Stafford’s wedding, and pre-insanity.