4 Detroit Lions who are most likely to have their contracts restructured this spring

The Detroit Lions aren't hurting for cap space, but these four players may have their contracts restructured this spring to add some more.

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
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2. C Frank Ragnow

After his comments the day after the NFC Championship Game fueled some speculation he could retire, Ragnow has already put to bed any doubt about his plans for next season.

’"I'm not retiring,” Ragnow said, per Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press on the night of NFL Honors during Super Bowl week.“I just need a few weeks to get healthy,” he said. “I guess my typical offseason routine is kind of get right back into it, but I think as I’m getting older I need to understand that sometimes maybe less is more. And I just need some time to make sure I’m healthy and then we’ll get rolling again."

Ragnow will just need time to heal from all the injuries he dealt with this past season, and he'll surely get some fishing in before getting back to work. He may retire a little earlier than a lot of players of his caliber, but that's a conversation for another day down the road.

Ragnow has three years left on his contract, with no remaining cap hits that are higher than 2023's. As with Fox, having that much time left on his deal makes a restructure easier to do in terms of not creating cap headache in the future.

Estimated savings (according to Over The Cap): $4.583 million
Estimated savings (according to Spotrac): $4.516 million