Martin Mayhew ‘having talks’ with agents of Haloti Ngata and DeAndre Levy

Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew is officially on record as saying that he is actively talking to the representation of linebacker DeAndre Levy and defensive tackle Haloti Ngata about contract extensions.

Levy signed a 3 year $9.75 million contract in 2013. In the first two years of that contract, Levy has recorded 270 tackles, 2.5 sacks, and seven interceptions. He also moonlights as a bit of an extremist, having walked on the wing of a flying plane, and also sliding down an active volcano this off-season. It remains to be seen if there will be any language in any upcoming contract for Levy about doing such things. No matter what he is doing in the off-season, he is an essential part of a very solid linebacker core for the Lions.

Ngata, who was brought in this off-season to help fill the void left by Ndamukong Suh, is also in the last year of his contract. He signed a 4 year $48.24 million contract with the Baltimore Ravens in 2012. Although right now he is sidelined with a slightly strained hamstring, Ngata has said that he is making the adjustment to the new defensive scheme quite comfortably. “I definitely want to be here,” he said in an interview with “The team, the guys, it’s fun being around the group, the d-line group. They’re a fun group to be around. The more and more I’m around them, you grow to love them like brothers.”

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