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DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 07: Calvin Johnson #81 celebrates his first quarter touch down with Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions while playing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Ford Field on December 07, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Lions Realize Plenty Of Work Remains But Like Current Core Of Team

“Any idea that this is anywhere near the finish line is misplaced,” Lewand said Tuesday in a sit-down with Detroit reporters.

CBS Detroit–03/25/2015

DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 07:  Ndamukong Suh #90 of the Detroit Lions looks to the sidelines during the third quarter of the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Ford Field on December 7, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions defeated the Buccaneers 34-17.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Lewand Says Lack Of ‘Meeting Of The Minds’ – Not Salary Cap Issues – Killed Deal With Suh

“We were comfortable making him a proposal that would have made him the highest-paid defensive player in the league …” Lewand said.

CBS Detroit–03/24/2015

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 19:  DeAndre Levy #54 of the Detroit Lions celebrates 24-23 win against the New Orleans Saints at Ford Field on October 19, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Greg Shamus/Getty Images)

Lions Not Yet Working On Contract Extension With DeAndre Levy

With Levy, the Lions could negotiate into the season if need be, though talks about an extension have not even started yet.

CBS Detroit–03/24/2015

Detroit Lions owner Martha Ford walks with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell at the owners meetings at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix. (Photo by Ashley Dunkak/CBS Detroit)

Lewand Says Martha Ford Full Participant In Owners Meetings, Very Clear About Her Expectations For The Team

“She’s got strong opinions, and she’s extremely sharp,” Lewand said, “and she has a lot of interaction with her peers, with other owners.”

CBS Detroit–03/24/2015

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: Warren Buffett talks with Detroit Lions President Tom Lewand prior to the start of the game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on December 14, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Lewand Speaks At Church On Problem With Alcohol, Redemption Through Faith

Lewand called the night spent in jail for drunk driving one of the worst and one of the best nights of his life.

CBS Detroit–01/26/2015

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 19: A general overview of Ford Field during the game between the New Orleans Saints and the Detroit Lions on October 19, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions defeated the Saints 24-23. (Photo by Jeremy Rafter/Getty Images)

Lewand Explains How Ford Field Ended Up Host For Bills-Jets Game

Lewand would not say whether Ford Field might also be a possible venue if the Bills need an alternate location for their next home game.

CBS Detroit–11/21/2014

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 26:  during the NFL match between Detroit Lions and  Atlanta Falcons at Wembley Stadium on October 26, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by Nicky Hayes/NFL/Pool/Getty Images)

Lewand Says Lions Would Not Have Given Up Home Game To Return To London

“There’s a lot of different reasons,” Lewand said, declining to go into detail.

CBS Detroit–11/06/2014

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 16: (L-R) Osi Umenyiora of Atlanta Falcons, Menelik Watson of Oakland Raiders, Brandon Carr of Dallas Cowboys, Stephen Tulloch of Detroit Lions, Will Blackmon of Jacksonville Jaguars and Cameron Wake of Miami Dolphins pose for a photo during a NFL Media Day at Wembley Stadium, on July 16, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images)

Lewand On Possibility Of Team In London: ‘I Wouldn’t Put Anything Past The NFL’

Lions team president Tom Lewand expressed optimism about the chances of London eventually having its own NFL team.

CBS Detroit–10/22/2014

(Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Lions’ Lewand Talks Traffic Downtown, Sights On Super Bowl

“These are the kinds of things we all hoped to have 15 years ago when Mr. Ford had the vision to move the Lions back downtown right next to the Tigers.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/08/2014

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