“Any idea that this is anywhere near the finish line is misplaced,” Lewand said Tuesday in a sit-down with Detroit reporters.
“We were comfortable making him a proposal that would have made him the highest-paid defensive player in the league …” Lewand said.
With Levy, the Lions could negotiate into the season if need be, though talks about an extension have not even started yet.
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.”
Mayhew or Lewand will speak on the matter at some point, though perhaps not until the owners meetings later this month.
Lewand called the night spent in jail for drunk driving one of the worst and one of the best nights of his life.
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.
“There’s a lot of different reasons,” Lewand said, declining to go into detail.
Lions team president Tom Lewand expressed optimism about the chances of London eventually having its own NFL team.
“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.”