Meanwhile, the Lions, who were $11 million over the salary cap, are also about to finalize their restructured deal for Pro Bowl defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh.
Suh carried a $12.72 million salary and a $9.25 million base salary for 2012.
Of course, the biggest financial albatross on the Lions' shoulder is wide receiver Calvin Johnson's $21.081 million cap figure.
"We should be getting the paperwork in today," Suh's agent, Roosevelt Barnes, told Fox Sports Detroit. "It’s quite a bit. It’s a significant amount." Drafted second overall out of Nebraska two years ago, Suh signed a five-year, $59.59 million contract that included $40 million in guaranteed money
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