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Report: Lions, Carlton Davis agree to contract adjustment

One of the biggest moves from the Detroit Lions this offseason has been trading for former Buccaneers cornerback Carlton Davis. The Lions dealt a third-round pick in 2024 for Davis and two sixth-round picks.

Now that move has a corollary offshoot. Per Jason from Over The Cap, the Lions have agreed to restructure Davis’ three-year, $44.5 million contract he signed with Tampa Bay prior to the 2022 season.

It appears the Lions converted some of his 2024 salary into a bonus, as well as adding on void years to further spread out the impact on the salary cap. The restructuring does not extend Davis’ tenure in Detroit beyond 2024.

The restructured deal parameters, as broken down by Over The Cap,

The Lions traded for Davis in 2024. Following the trade they restructured his contract, converting $6 million in salary to a bonus. The move reduced his 2024 cap number by $4.5 million.

The contract restructuring has not yet been officially recognized on the NFL’s transaction wire or by the Lions, so don’t go spending that extra cap room in 2024 just yet…

Story originally appeared on Lions Wire