5 best ‘bang for your buck’ contracts on the Detroit Lions

[tps_header]The salary cap world is all about getting the most out of the money that a team spends on a player. Of course, there are going to be times when big money is shelled out, and the return doesn’t justify the contract. But, let’s focus on the other end of the spectrum. The guys who are making smaller salaries and performing above what they are getting paid. Those players won’t always be on the low end of the salary totem pole, but let’s enjoy them now before they cost an arm and leg to keep in town! Here are the five best contracts on the Lions roster.[/tps_header]

[tps_title]5. Kicker Matt Prater[/tps_title]


2015 stats: 22-24 field goal attempts, 36-39 extra point attempts. Longest field goal was 59 yards.

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2016 salary: Base salary of $2,250,000, cap hit of $3,175,000.

Prater has been extremely reliable since finding his way to Detroit. Hitting 43 of his 50 field goal attempts since joining the team during the 2014 season, he ranks only 10th in the league in average-per-year salary at the kicker position.

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