Monday, July 09, 2007

Detroit is where wide receiver contracts go to die

Pat Kirwan of reported that Matt Millen has 16 different wide receivers either currently under contract, or still on the Lions' books as dead money.

16 wide receivers? Only 16? Seems on the low side to me.

At this point, I can't even make jokes about it, as what's any more sillier than having to pay 16 receivers when normal NFL teams have 5, 6 at most, wide receivers on their roster. Unfortunately, there's nothing normal about the Detroit Lions.

It'd be hilarious, if it wasn't so damned pitiful.

Christ, I'm sure they still have Steve Mariucci on the books as well. Knowing the Lions lack of institutional control, I'd guess they are still paying a salary to Russ Thomas, even though he's been dead and buried for 16 years.

Other receivers still on the books include Whizzer White, Cloyce Box, Ron Jessie, Pete Mandley, Joe Don Looney, Earl McCullough, Dennis Franklin, Feddie Scott, and Bill Schroeder.

Wonders never cease when it comes to the Lions...

1 comment:

  1. Well, at least Jeff Chadwick and Leonard Thompson are off the books.