Lions’ Tavon Wilson Takes Pay Cut

Lions cornerback Tavon Wilson has accepted a pay cut to stay on board, as Field Yates of ESPN.com tweets. Instead of earning $2.15MM this year, he’ll make just $1MM. 

Last year, the Lions re-signed Wilson to a two-year, $7MM contract. In the first year of his new pact, Wilson was used mostly as a reserve and also saw some time on special teams.

Under the previous terms of his deal, the Lions could have released Wilson to save $2.9MM against $875K in dead money. Instead, Wilson will stay put with increased odds of making the final cut.

In other Lions news, the club met with free agent linebacker Manti Te’o this week.

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