Tuesday, February 5, 2013

A Guess at the Detroit Lions 2013 Roster: Defense

We're still a long ways off from knowing what the Detroit Lions 2013 roster is going to look like, but here's a guess at what the defense will look like along with possible contract numbers.

(Here's the offense's roster.)

Defensive Total Cost for 2013: ~56 million

Defensive Tackle (2013: ~$20 mil)

Ndamukong Suh (Signed through 2015, 5 years $60 million)

Nick Fairley (Signed through 2014, 4 years $10 million)

Sammie Lee Hill (Re-Sign, 2 years $3.5 million)

Glenn Dorsey (Sign, 1 year $3 million)


Defensive End (2013: ~$7 mil)

Lawrence Jackson (Re-sign, 4 years $8 million)

Bjoern Werner (Draft 1st round, 4 years $20 million)

Willie Young (Second Round Tender, $2.02 million)

Ronnell Lewis (Signed through 2016, 4 year $2.5 million)


Linebacker (2013: ~8.5 mil)

Stephen Tulloch (Signed through 2016, 5 years $25.5 million)

Justin Durant (Re-Sign, 3 years $6 million)

Tahir Whitehead (Signed through 2015, 4 years $2.3 million)

Ashlee Palmer (Signed through 2014, 2 year $3.25 million)

Travis Lewis (Signed through 2015, 4 years $2.15 million)


Cornerback (2013: ~14.5 million)

Chris Houston (Re-Sign, 3 years $18 million)

Leodis McKelvin (Sign, 2 years, $6 million)

Bill Bentley (Signed through 2015, 4 years $2.7 million)

Jonte Green (Signed through 2015, 4 years $2.2 million)

Chris Greenwood (Signed through 2015, 4 years, $2.2 million)

Conroy Black (Signed through 2014, 2 years $900,000)


Safety (2013: ~$6 million )

Louis Delmas (Re-Sign, 1 year $2.5 million)

Amari Spievey (Tender at original round, $1.3 million)

Jonathan Cyprien (Draft 2nd round, 4 years $4 million)

Ricardo Silva (ERFA; Re-sign, $450,000)

Tyrell Johnson (Signed through 2013, $715,000)

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