Despite their cap issues this year, Detroit extended Bodden's contract to 4 years, from the 2 he had remaining.
What I like best is the Roster Bonus in March of $8 million plus. By only giving him 2 million up front, they have essentially put him into a contract year. If he plays up to his 10 INT prediction then he earns his bonus and his extension with the Lions. If he doesn't the Lions can cut him or trade him with little to no cap ramifications.
They are putting a reward out on the table, and making him play his way to it. This is in stark contrast to Kalimba type deals that loaded big bonuses for future production without regards to earning it.
It is nice to see the contracts that are coming out of Allen Park are finally a bit more sensible, and creative. It's about time!