Per the model, Johnson should be paid $8.8 million in 2015, but his cap hit will $20.6 million.
“I really enjoy it,” Ford said Tuesday, discussing her involvement as the owner of the team. “It’s been part of my life.”
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Boone was a teammate of Duke offensive lineman Laken Tomlinson, whom the Lions drafted in the first round this year.
A dedication ceremony is planned Monday for a newly remodeled ballpark in Detroit in honor of the late William Clay Ford Sr.
The Pontiac Silverdome is up for sale again, this time with an asking price of about $30 million.
“We would have never been able to do that last year, not even in December,” Orlovsky said, describing a play Stafford made in practice.
Tomlinson is expected to be a starter for the Lions, who elected not re-sign free agent veteran guard Rob Sims this offseason.
Free agent defensive tackle C.J. Mosley has signed a one-year contract with the Miami Dolphins, where he rejoins former teammate Ndamukong Suh.
The Detroit Lions are starting their second year under offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi, and the unit hopes to catch up to last season’s stellar defense.