ALLEN PARK - The Detroit Lions and James Stewart reached agreement Tuesday on a restructured contract, the contract allows the Lions cap relief in each of the next two seasons and also ensures a place on the roster for Stewart.
Stewart was scheduled to have a 2002 base salary of $4.15 million and of $4.9
million in 2003. The new deal, reduced total compensation for the two
affected seasons to $6 million and Stewart will receive $2 million of that as
a signing bonus.
The deal will save the Lions about $2 million in 2002 salary cap funds. The
Lions will keep Stewart for this season and maybe the 2003 season but will be
looking to replace him after that, with a young player that fits better in
the West Coast offense.
Stewart redoes deal to stay with Detroit
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