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Report: Lions Complete Contract with Curry; Waiting to Do the Same with Stafford

Here is a quick note before I head out the door from the real job. Apparently, according to one of those ever so popular "league sources", the Detroit Lions have completed a contract with LB Aaron Curry and are now waiting to see if they can do the same with QB Matt Stafford.

According to a league source, the Detroit Lions have completed contract terms with Wake Forest linebacker Aaron Curry and the team is now waiting to see if it can reach an agreement with their No. 1 target, Georgia quarterback Matthew Stafford. The source said the Lions will not allow a decision to go beyond Friday and if a deal isn't done with Stafford by then, the team will sign Curry and take him with the first overall draft pick.

So the Lions really want Stafford but are doing their due diligence with Curry and making sure they have a deal for him wrapped up. Naturally, Stafford's agent wants to wait:

The source said he believes that Stafford's agent, Tom Condon, will eventually agree to a deal with the Lions but probably won't do it until it gets closer to the Friday deadline. The price of the contract can only go up in the final hours so Condon will likely push the issue as far as he feels he has something to gain.

Curry? Stafford? Which will it be?

From the Kansas CIty Chiefs perspective, which player going first is more beneficial? I have to say Curry because I think more teams will be willing to trade up for a QB rather than a LB.

Sorry for the rush post. I'll jump in the comments when I get home for the day.

H/T to WesternChief for the story link. Check out Pride of Detroit for more.

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