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Analyzing the Lions contracts of Marvin Jones, Haloti Ngata, Tavon Wilson

While the Detroit Lions didn’t spend money like the New York Giants or Jacksonville Jaguars on Wednesday, they did spend a decent amount to lock up Marvin Jones, Haloti Ngata and Tavon Wilson.

Here’s a breakdown of those contracts:

Marvin Jones: A five-year deal worth $40 million with $20 million guaranteed.

2016: He has a guaranteed base salary of $3 million for 2016 and will get a roster bonus of $2 million next week. His cap charge is $6.6 million.

2017: He has a cap charge of $8.6 million with a base salary of $7 million. Of that, $4 million is fully guaranteed and the final $3 million will become fully guaranteed on the fifth day of the 2017 league year. His dead money would be $6.4 million.

2018: He has a cap charge of $8.6 million with a base salary of $7 million. His dead money would be $4.8 million.

2019: He has a cap charge of $8.1 million with a base salary of $6.5 million. His dead money would be $3.2 million.

2020: He has a cap charge of $8.1 million with a base salary of $6.5 million. His dead money would be $1.6 million.

Haloti Ngata: A two-year deal worth $12 million with $6 million guaranteed.

2016: He has a cap charge of $4,218,750 with a base salary of $2 million. In total, he gets $6.25 million in cash. He has a roster bonus of $15,625 per game he’s on the 46-man active roster with a maximum value of $250,000. His dead money is $4 million.

2017: He has a cap number of $7.75 million with a base salary of $5.5 million. In total, he gets $5.75 million in cash. He has a roster bonus of $15,625 per game he’s on the 46-man active roster with a maximum value of $250,000. His dead money is $2 million.

Tavon Wilson: A two-year deal worth $2.2 million with $500,000 guaranteed.

2016: He has a cap charge of $1.05 million with a base salary of $800,000. His total cash is $1.3 million. He can earn up to $500,000 in incentive money based on playing-time percentages. His dead money is $500,000.

2017: He has a cap charge of $1.15 million with a $900,000 base salary. He’ll get $900,000 in cash and can earn up to $500,000 in playing-time percentage incentives. His dead money is $250,000.

Where the Lions stand now:

The Lions have a bunch of holes to fill and a good amount of cap room to use. They have $22.9 million in cap space -- a number that will increase once the franchise releases Stephen Tulloch, as expected. That’ll open up another $6 million in cap room.

All numbers in this post are courtesy of ESPN Stats & Information.