General manager Martin Mayhew disputes the notion the Lions have been relatively inactive in free agency.
The Lions gave up a pair of 2015 draft picks to get Ngata, and Mayhew said the five-time Pro Bowl selection definitely merited the price.
In five seasons for the Detroit Lions, free agent guard Rob Sims did not miss a single regular season game.
“You make decisions in real time,” Mayhew said, “and I feel good about every decision that we made every step along the way.”
Mayhew or Lewand will speak on the matter at some point, though perhaps not until the owners meetings later this month.
After his sophomore campaign, Slay stands as an example of a player taking initiative to improve his game and deliver on his potential.
Mayhew, while not displeased with the offense in 2014 given the team won 11 games, expects more from the unit in the upcoming season.
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“A lot of guys are under contract, they’re in the same situation,” Mayhew said. “It’s really about the value you bring to the organization.”
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“It’s difficult to replace his production,” Mayhew said. “Obviously it would be a setback not to have him on our football team.”