Martin Mayhew

DETROIT, MI - JANUARY 15:  General Manager Martin Mayhew of the Detroit Lions introduces Jim Caldwell as the Lions head coach during a news conference at Ford Field on January 15, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Lions ‘Never Done’ In Free Agency, But Mayhew Says Focus Is Shifting Toward Draft

General manager Martin Mayhew disputes the notion the Lions have been relatively inactive in free agency.

CBS Detroit–03/24/2015

Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell, defensive tackle Haloti Ngata, and general manager Martin Mayhew stand for a photo op at Ngata's introductory press conference Wednesday, March 11, 2015. (Photo by Ashley Dunkak/CBS Detroit)

Mayhew ‘Ecstatic’ To Get Ngata, Says Team Will Talk With Him About Contract Extension

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.

CBS Detroit–03/23/2015

DETROIT, MI - NOVEMBER 27: Rob Sims #67 celebrates Joique Bell #35 of the Detroit Lions fourth quarter touchdown against the Chicago Bears at Ford Field on November 27, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Mayhew On Possibility Of Re-Signing Sims: ‘We’ve Been In Contact’

In five seasons for the Detroit Lions, free agent guard Rob Sims did not miss a single regular season game.

CBS Detroit–03/23/2015

DETROIT, MI - JANUARY 15:  General Manager Martin Mayhew of the Detroit Lions introduces Jim Caldwell as the Lions head coach during a news conference at Ford Field on January 15, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Mayhew Says, In Hindsight, He Would Do ‘About 1,000 Things’ Differently In Pursuit Of Suh

“You make decisions in real time,” Mayhew said, “and I feel good about every decision that we made every step along the way.”

CBS Detroit–03/23/2015

ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 04:  Defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh #90 of the Detroit Lions looks on in the first quarter against the Dallas Cowboys during the NFC Wildcard Playoff Game at AT&T Stadium on January 4, 2015 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Where Did Lions Go Wrong In Effort To Bring Back Suh? Former Agent Weighs In

Mayhew or Lewand will speak on the matter at some point, though perhaps not until the owners meetings later this month.

CBS Detroit–03/13/2015

DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 14: Darius Slay #23 of the Detroit Lions gets the crowd pumped up during the fourth quarter of the game against the Minnesota Vikings at Ford Field on December 14, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions defeated the Vikings 16-14. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Mayhew Impressed By How Much Slay Improved From Year One To Year Two

After his sophomore campaign, Slay stands as an example of a player taking initiative to improve his game and deliver on his potential.

CBS Detroit–02/23/2015

ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 04:  Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions moves from the pocket as Riley Reiff #71 of the Detroit Lions, Travis Swanson #64 of the Detroit Lions and Cornelius Lucas #77 of the Detroit Lions block against the Dallas Cowboys during the first half of their NFC Wild Card Playoff game at AT&T Stadium on January 4, 2015 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Mayhew Expects Leap In Offensive Production In Second Year In System

Mayhew, while not displeased with the offense in 2014 given the team won 11 games, expects more from the unit in the upcoming season.

CBS Detroit–02/23/2015

DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 07: Ndamukong Suh #90 and Ezekiel Ansah #94 of the Detroit Lions celebrates a fourth quarter sack while playing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Ford Field on December 07, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit won the game 34-17. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Moves That Could Help Lions Re-Sign Suh Include Restructures, Releases

The Lions will need to move money around to have room to bring back Suh. Here’s how they could create that room.

CBS Detroit–02/19/2015

CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 21: Reggie Bush #21 of the Detroit Lions is tackled by Ryan Mundy #21 of the Chicago Bears during the first half on December 21, 2014 at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Lions defeated the Bears 20-14.  (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Mayhew Says Lions Have Not Decided On Reggie Bush

“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.”

CBS Detroit–02/18/2015

ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 04:  Ndamukong Suh #90 of the Detroit Lions looks on before a NFC Wild Card Playoff game against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on January 4, 2015 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Sarah Glenn/Getty Images)

Mayhew Still Optimistic Lions Can Sign Suh, Says Team Prepared To Pay What It Takes To Keep Him [VIDEO]

“It’s difficult to replace his production,” Mayhew said. “Obviously it would be a setback not to have him on our football team.”

CBS Detroit–02/18/2015

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