Pretty sure his agent had a lot more to do with it than someone who last coached at HC when Raymond was in kindergarten.
True. I just think there’s usually a connection when a free agent signs with a new team. Perhaps Fipp followed Kalif more closely than other special teams coaches without the HC connection. Perhaps not.
Details of Kalif’s new contract. It appears he gets $249,500 even if he never plays a down for the Lions. Not too shabby.
Kalif Raymond Base salary: $990,000 ($112,500 guaranteed) Signing bonus: $137,000
2021 cap hit: $987,500 (veteran discount)
Raymond has three accrued seasons in the NFL and therefore qualifies for a veteran minimum contract that comes with a team-friendly discount. Raymond looks to be the Lions leading return man and most experienced slot receiver at the moment, but with only $250,000 in guarantees (guaranteed salary + signing bonus) he is still likely entering training camp competing for a spot.