On Wednesday afternoon, reports started to surface that the Detroit Lions had come to terms with seventh-round draft pick Travis Lewis. Per Adam Caplan, the deal is for four years.
Source confirmed the #Lions agreed to a four-year deal with seventh-round pick LB Travis Lewis.— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) May 9, 2012
Shortly after reporting on the length of the deal, Caplan tweeted out the specifics of the contract structure, noting that the deal was worth $2.16 million with an inclining pay scale.
Total value of the Travis Lewis deal with the Lions is $2.16 million. Minimum bases: 12-$390K; 13-$480K; 14-$570K; 15-$660K.— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) May 9, 2012
On the heels of Caplan's report, Dave Birkett tweeted that Lewis had told him that he will officially be signing his contract on Thursday.
Travis Lewis said he'll officially sign tomorrow. "It was pain free...Just happy to sign an NFL contract & get paid to do something I love"— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) May 9, 2012
Lewis is the first member of the Lions' 2012 draft class to come to terms on a deal.