Lions' Suh triggers salary bump
Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, who won most every major rookie award available, has earned a $1 million bump in his base salary for 2011 which will bring it to $1,405,000 according to information from the NFLPA records posted on Mac’s Football Blog.
When Suh signed his rookie contract in August, it was for $40 million guaranteed and could reach as much as $68 million.
The only other Lion whose salary was triggered by incentives so far was wide receiver Calvin Johnson whose base salary for 2011 will be reduced by $1,575,482 to $8,875,000, but will climb to $14 million in 2012, the final year of his contract.
Detroit WXYT-TV is promoting a "major" announcement tonight involving the Lions. My suspicion is they will announce a deal to carry preseason Lions games. That's only major to Channel 7. As long as games are televised somewhere, fans are happy.
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