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With Matthew Stafford’s extension done, Detroit Lions may turn to re-signing other young players
Dave Birkett – Detroit Free Press

Calvin Johnson got a new long-term contract last spring that could keep him a Lion until the end of this decade.

Matthew Stafford signed a three-year, $53-million extension that runs through 2017 on Wednesday.

Is locking up Ndamukong Suh next on the Lions’ to-do list?

Dominic Raiola: It’s Matthew Stafford or bust
Tim Twentyman – DetroitLions.com

Dominic Raiola has snapped the football to a lot of Lions quarterbacks over the past 12 years, but none of them have been a franchise-caliber quarterback like Matthew Stafford.
“This guy came in and was a Day 1 starter for us,” Raiola told Sirius NFL Radio Wednesday, after Stafford signed a three-year, $53 million extension.

Matthew Stafford and the future of the Detroit Lions
Ryan Van Bibber – SB Nation

So what does the Stafford deal reveal about the Detroit Lions as they enter a season accurately and fairly described as a pivotal one for the franchise? Let’s assess the implications.

Three reasons Matthew Stafford’s new $76.5 million deal makes sense
Paula Pasche – The Oakland Press

It seemed inevitable that the Lions would sign Matthew Stafford to an extension and it appeared likely it would happen before training camp starts in two weeks.

According to reports, Stafford and the Lions have agreed to a five-year deal worth $76.5 million.

Here are three seasons this contract makes sense:

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