Lifting weights is one thing. But when teams return to the field, guys change their minds sometimes.
The veteran safety hasn’t taken part in any of the Lions workouts to this point because he wants a new deal.
He’s set to make $1.1 million this year, which is on the cheap side for a player who performed the way he did last year. But he’s also 31, and doesn’t have a terrible amount of leverage.
So whether it’s a show of good faith or just buckling, he’s going to be there for voluntary OTAs and mandatory minicamp. He’s already forfeited a $25,000 workout bonus, but at least this way he won’t rack up any fines for missing the mandatory work.